Cherry Popover Day 2023 US: Every year, Cherry Popover Day is observed on September 1. This day celebrates the scrumptious dessert, the cherry popover, which is adored by many. However, what is a cherry popover? A cherry popover is an egg-based, cherry-topped, pan-baked pastry with a light, airy texture. Popovers are allegedly of English origin. The popover was created by Maine settlers who founded Portland, Oregon by giving the English Yorkshire pudding an American twist. They can be ingested as a dessert or as a substantial breakfast or brunch meal.
Cherry Popover Day 2023 US: HISTORY
English puddings have a history dating back to the 1300s. Unlike in the United States, Yorkshire puddings are baked and savoury accompaniments to meat dishes. Historically, these savoury puddings were served with a viscous gravy as the first course. The first written trace of Yorkshire pudding dates back to 1737, when the recipe for ‘A Dripping Pudding’ appeared in the book ‘The Whole Duty of a Woman.’ In 1747, Hannah Glasse’s “The Art of Cookery Made Plain and Easy” provides a detailed recipe for Yorkshire pudding.
The American popover was created in the 17th century by adapting and renaming the English Yorkshire pudding recipe. However, the first documented mention of the popover was in a letter written by E.E. Stuart in the 1850s. She was a Catholic woman who worked as a political advocate for free schools and fought for independence as American political parties began to form and Protestants and Catholics in Michigan found common ground. In M.N. Henderson’s 1876 manual “Practical Cooking,” the term “popover” was mentioned once more, this time in the form of a recipe for the dessert.
In the late 1800s, the popover gained popularity throughout the United States. In Acadia National Park, the Jones Pond House became well-known for serving these delectable delights with tea. This custom is still practised today.
DAY OF THE CHERRY POPOVER ACTIVITIES
Consume cherry popovers
Enjoy yourself on this special day. Consume a cherry popover and become engulfed by its deliciousness.
Prepare a quantity of popovers for you and your loved ones to share. They will enjoy the sweet delight!
Discover new recipes
Discover new and intriguing popover baking techniques. Feed your experimental popovers to your acquaintances as guinea pigs.
FIVE AMUSING FACTS ABOUT POPOVERS
- Popovers were likely created by accident, like the majority of edibles.
- The air beaten into the eggs and the vapour from the wet batter cause the pastry to puff up and rise above the tin, resulting in a characteristically airy top.
- There is no national holiday dedicated to popovers, but there are three days dedicated to celebrating fruit-flavored popovers (blueberry, raspberry, and cherry).
- National Blueberry Popover Day is annually observed on March 10.
- National Raspberry Popover Day is annually observed on May 3.
CHERRY POPOVER DAY DATES