National Cream Puff Day
National Cream Puff Day is an annual food feast celebrated on January 2nd of every year. The celebration day is just for those who love eating French choux pastry ball filled with cream. It’s time to start the year with the delicious cream puff to add more joy to the celebration. Originally the French recipes are different from other region food items. Cream Puff is one such pastry item that is unique both in taste and look. So this is the perfect occasion to treat your sweet tooth with this choux à la crème or cream puffs. The National Cream Puff Day celebrates the unusual rich dessert pastries and those who love it.
“My opponent called me a cream puff. Well, I rushed out and got the baker’s union to endorse me.” – Clay Pell
History of National Cream Puff Day
The history, origin, founder, and the year at which the National Cream Puff Day has been celebrated are not known precisely. However, the cream puff custard has a long tradition. The cream puffs are found to be originated in France in 1540’s. It had existed when Catherine de Medici’s pastry chef created the baked the puffed shells for Henry II of France, Catherine’s husband. The cream puff is a choux pastry ball often filled with the whipped cream, pastry cream, custard, or ice cream. It is also called as profiterole or choux a la creme.
The choux pastry is a light pastry in which the dough is added to a high percentage of boiled mixture of butter and water. It is then cooked at a high temperature in the oven until the dough mixture converts to be a smooth ball of dough with a hollow centre. After cream puffs are taken out of the oven, they must be cut in half, or the pastry will deflate upon cooling. The choux paste must be piped through a pastry bag into small balls to make the cream puffs. When the ball is baked, you will have hollow puffs. The puffs can be decorated or left plain. It can be garnished with the caramel, chocolate sauce, or a dusting of powdered sugar.
Other Celebrations on January 2
January 2 is also celebrated as
- National Buffet Day
- National Science Fiction Day
- National Personal Trainer Awareness Day
- National Motivation and Inspiration Day
How to Celebrate National Cream Puff Day
The best way to celebrate the National Cream Puff Day is to fill up your mouth with some delicious soft cream puffs. Learn to know more about the cream puffs and its making in detail. Get the ingredients and prepare it on your own for your family and friends. Fill it with custard or whipped cream and decorate it with all your favourite toppings.To make it simple, you can even buy the cream puffs from the pastry shop and taste it. Share your Cream Puff Day celebration and your making photos on the social media using the hashtag #CreamPuffDay.