National Chiffon Cake Day – March 29

National Chiffon Cake Day

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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 – March 28

National Black Forest Cake Day

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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 – March 27

National Spanish Paella Day

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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.