National Pastry Day 2023: I don’t know about you, but we have yet to encounter a confection that we did not enjoy. We are therefore ecstatic to observe National Pastry Day on December 9. The ancient Egyptians utilized grain meal and flour to make pastry dough, which was then flavored with honey. Similarly, the ancient Greeks and Romans created confections using paper-thin pastry dough, which served as the precursor to phyllo dough.
During the Middle Ages, pastries were introduced to Europe, where lipids such as butter and shortening were incorporated to strengthen the dough. Pastries can be found in virtually every culture imaginable; however, they underwent a remarkable transformation in French kitchens throughout the 18th century. There is a rationale behind the notion that France is the global confection capital. There are an infinite variety of pastries available today; may we please have one of each?
Participation in National Patriot Day Activities
Patronize the local patisserie
Whether you reside in a sizable city or a tiny, remote town, we can almost certainly assure you that you will not have to travel too far to locate a delectable bakery. Enter the establishment without giving a second thought to the term “calories,” and purchase an unlimited quantity of pastries. In the end, you are supporting a local enterprise.
View culinary programs
Consume food visually and binge-watch numerous pastry cookery programs. Examples include the recent phenomenon “The Great British Bake Off” and the exclusive pastry-oriented “Cupcake Wars.” Try “Ace of Cakes,” “Top Chef: Just Desserts,” or one of our personal favorites: old YouTube footage of Julia Child, if those aren’t enough to satisfy you.
Prepare pastry flour
We acknowledge the allure of slicing pastry preparation time by purchasing premade dough from the refrigerated section of the supermarket. Nevertheless, to observe National Pastry Day, how about attempting to make pastry dough from scratch? Although potentially challenging, the outcome will be exceedingly gratifying. You’ll also have the opportunity to indulge your inner child by sneaking tastes of the unbaked dough. Set aside an afternoon, don a dough apron, and immediately begin kneading. Simply ensure you have an ample supply of butter on hand.
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