National Chiffon Cake Day
Facts on Chiffon Cake
- Chiffon Cake Day is was famously debuted and promoted as the “first new cake in 100 years” on its grand release to the public in 1948.
- Over 400 recipes were tested looking for the moister more substantial version of the popular angel food cake.
- Chiffon cake uses vegetable oil instead of solid shortening or butter, egg whites for lift,
- Chiffon Cake is tantalizingly light, like angel food, but with a far richer flavor.
- The Brown Derby restaurant was the first to put it on the menu and was the only dessert offered.
National Black Forest Cake Day
Facts on Black Forest Cake
- The inspiration for the black forest cake is the “black forest’ know for its beautiful cherry trees.
- A confectioner named Josef Keller in1915 created Black Forest Cake.
- The recipe of black forest cake appeared in print in the 1930’s.
- Black forest cake contains several layers of chocolate cake, with oodles of whipped cream and cherries in each layer
- Sometimes it is decorated on the outside with additional whipped cream, chocolate shavings and cherries.
National Spanish Paella Day
Facts on Paella
- Paella is currently an internationally known rice dish from Spain. The story was that it was made with the left overs from Royal banquets.
- Paella may have a variety of proteins like chicken, pork, shellfish, fish, eel, squid, and sausage.
- Paella has a variety of vegetables like beans, peas, artichokes, and peppers.
- Saffron is the spice used that turns the rice a wonderful golden color and is an essential part of the dish.
- A traditional paella pan is a necessity as it flat round surface distributes heat evenly. It is best prepared over an open fire, charcoal BBQ or gas paella burner.