National Pastry Day
National Pastry Day is an annual celebration feasted on December 9th of every year. Foodie lovers have got yet another fun food holiday. Who doesn’t love Pastry? The tiny sweet pastry is a perfect feast for everyone. You can taste any of your favorite pastry like shortcrust, choux, flaky, puff, hot water crust pastry, and phyllo. They are really a delicious sweet treat, especially for the gourmets. National Pastry Day is feasted that encourage you to prepare and eat the pastry.
“Pastry is different from cooking because you have to consider the chemistry, beauty and flavor. It’s not just sugar and eggs thrown together. I tell my pastry chefs to be in tune for all of this. You have to be challenged by using secret or unusual ingredients.” – Ron Ben-Israel
History of National Pastry Day
The history, origin, and the founder of the National Pastry Day is unknown. However, pastry has a long tradition. There is a mention that pastries have existed since 2600 B.C. The word pastry is a name given to a large variety of baked goods. The pastry is made with ingredients such as flour, sugar, milk, butter, baking powder, shortening, and eggs. The pastry is a dough of flour which will be savory or sweetened. The sweetened pastries are often described as the baker’s confectionery. Tarts, small cakes, and other sweet baked goods are called the pastries. The pastries are usually tiny and sweet and are decorated with frosting or nuts. The pastry dough comes into the oven, and they can be eaten as a dessert or snack. The dough is then rolled out thinly and then it used as a base for the baked products.
During the 7th century, pastry-making has developed as a culinary art form in the Middle East. It then spread to Europe after the Crusades. Later, the French and Italian chefs have developed their own version of the recipes. The pastry is different from the bread as it has a higher fat content. Hence it gives a flaky or crumbly texture. A good pastry will usually be light, airy and fatty, and at the same time, it will be enough that supports the weight of the filling. The shortcrust pastry is known to be the simplest and most common pastry. But it requires the most care while blending the fat and flour before adding any liquid. Sweetcrust pastry is similar to the shortcrust but will be sweeter. The flaky pastry has the number of layers that get expands when cooked. The puff pastry has many layers that cause it to puff when baked. Choux pastry is a very light pastry that is filled with the cream or other fillings.
Other Celebrations on December 9
December 9 is also celebrated as
- Techno Day
- World Choral Day
- International Anti-Corruption Day
- Worldwide Candle Lighting Day
- Christmas Card Day
How to Celebrate National Pastry Day
Celebrating the National Pastry Day is very simple. Learn to make different types of Pastries. Prepare it for your family members and celebrate this Day. Let out your creativity and make different types of pastries and treat yourself. Get into your favorite pastry shop and order your most loved pastry. Post and share your Pastry day celebrations on social media using the hashtag #PastryDay.