December 9 is National Pastry Day 2022, and we’re celebrating with a blog post all about pastries! We’ll be discussing the history of pastries, some of our favorite recipes, and giving you a few tips on how to make perfect pastries at home. So whether you’re a pastry lover or just looking to learn more about this delicious treat, read on for everything you need to know about National Pastry Day!
What is National Pastry Day?
National Pastry Day is a food holiday celebrated annually on December 9. The day celebrates the pastry, a type of sweet food made from dough that is typically baked and often served as dessert.
Pastries can be made savory or sweet, and are often filled with fruit, cream, nuts, or chocolate. Common types of pastries include pies, tarts, turnovers, éclairs, cream puffs, and churros.
The history of National Pastry Day is unknown, but the day has been celebrated for many years. Some believe that the day was created by bakers or pastry chefs to promote their craft. Others believe that the day was created by pastry lovers as a way to indulge in their favorite sweet treat.
No matter the reason for its creation, National Pastry Day is a day to enjoy your favorite pastry! Whether you make them at home or buy them from a bakery, be sure to celebrate with a delicious pastry on December 9!
The History of Pastry
In France, the word pâtisserie is used to refer to all types of pastries and sweets, while in America we tend to think of pastries as only referring to doughy baked goods. The French pastry tradition can be traced back to the Middle Ages, when bakeries first started popping up around Europe.
One of the most popular early Medieval pastries was the tart. Tarts were made by lining a shallow dish with dough and then filling it with fruit or custard. pies were also popular, and they were usually filled with meat or fish.
As sugar became more readily available in the 16th century, pastry chefs began experimenting with sweeter recipes. By the 17th century, puff pastry had been invented, and it quickly became a staple of French cuisine. Puff pastry is made by layering dough and butter, then rolling and folding it until it’s incredibly thin and light. It’s often used to make cream puffs, éclairs, and other delicate desserts.
In America, pies have always been popular (think apple pie), but it wasn’t until the 19th century that cookies and cake started becoming common desserts. In 1869, Fannie Farmer published her iconic cookbook The Boston Cooking-School Cookbook, which included recipes for both cakes and cookies. And in 1897, Nabisco released its first ever cookie: the Oreo.
Nowadays, there are countless different types of pastries from all over
Types of Pastries
In the United States, pastry refers to sweet baked goods made from ingredients such as flour, sugar, butter, eggs, and milk. There are many different types of pastries, including pies, tarts, cookies, cakes, doughnuts, and muffins.
Pies are typically made with a crust and filling. The most popular pie flavors include apple, cherry, pumpkin, and pecan. Tarts are similar to pies but have a thinner crust and are often served without a pie dish. turnover. Cookies are small, bite-sized treats that come in a variety of flavors, shapes, and sizes. The most popular cookie flavors include chocolate chip, sugar, gingerbread, and shortbread.
Cakes are usually layered with frosting or icing in between. Popular cake flavors include vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, and lemon. Doughnuts are fried cakes that are often coated with sugar or cinnamon. Muffins are small cakes that can be savory or sweet. They are typically baked in a pan with 12 individual cups.
How to Make a Pastry
When it comes to pastry, there are a few key things to keep in mind. First, always start with cold ingredients. This will help ensure that your dough is nice and flaky. Second, be sure to roll out your dough evenly.Third, use a sharp knife to cut clean lines when shaping your pastry. And finally, don’t be afraid to experiment! With so many different flavors and fillings to choose from, the possibilities are endless.
Now let’s get started! To make a basic pastry, you will need:
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup butter, cold and cut into small pieces
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg yolk
2-3 tablespoons cold water
Start by combining the flour and sugar in a large bowl. Then, use a fork or your hands to work the butter into the mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs. Add the egg yolk and 2 tablespoons of water, and mix until everything is well combined. If the dough is too dry, add another tablespoon of water. Once the dough comes together, shape it into a disc and wrap in plastic wrap. Place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes before using.
When you’re ready to roll out the dough, dust a work surface with flour as well as your rolling pin. Start in the center of the disc and roll outward until you have a circle that is about 1
We all have our favorite recipes that we love to bake. Whether it’s a family recipe passed down through the generations, or a new creation you developed yourself, there’s nothing quite like creating something delicious in your own kitchen.
In honor of National Pastry Day on December 9th, we wanted to share some of our favorite recipes with you. From classic cookies and cakes to modern twists on old favorites, we’ve got something for everyone.
So preheat your ovens and get ready to bake up some deliciousness!
So there you have it — everything you need to know about National Pastry Day. Be sure to mark your calendars and stock up on your favorite pastries so that you can celebrate in style. And if you’re feeling generous, why not share the love and bake a batch of cookies or cupcakes for your friends and family? After all, what’s better than celebrating with food?
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