June 28 – National Tapioca Day

National Tapioca Day

tapioca pudding

Food Facts on Tapioca

  • Tapioca is a starch that comes from the root of the cassava plant
  • Tapioca is gluten free, and contains almost no protein.
  •  When used in cooking, tapioca starch or tapioca flour can serve as a thickener or gelling agent, as a stabilizer, or to create the body of a glazy jelly for sweet pie fillings.
  • Tapioca is also processed into other forms, such as flakes, small rectangular sticks, or round granules known as pearl tapioca.
  • Pearl tapioca is the form seen in tapioca pudding and other desserts featuring the familiar round, soft bubbles.

April 30 – National Raisin Day

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Food Facts about Raisins! 

  • A raisin is a dried grape. Raisins are produced in many regions of the world and may be eaten raw or used in cooking, baking and brewing.
  • Raisins were discovered on the dried out vines in pre-historic times.
  • Spain was the best at perfecting grape growing.
  • Eventually, they became so valuable that two jars of raisins could be traded for one slave!
  • Raisins are the most popular dried fruit in the United States, accounting for about two-thirds of total dried fruit consumption.
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National Cream Puff Day – January 2

National Cream Puff Day

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Facts on Cream Puffs

  • Cream puffs are known as light as a cloud pastry.
  • Cream puff fillings may either be ice cream, whipped cream or pastry cream.
  • Cream puffs are delicious plain but the toppings are endless.
  • To make a cream puff, flour is added to a boiled mixture of butter and water, cooked at a high temperature until the mixture becomes a smooth ball of dough with a hollow center.
  • Cream puffs are taken out of the oven, they must be cut in half or the pastry will deflate upon cooling.