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Cream Puffs Originated In 1540’s France

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Cream Puff Day

We all know and love the light, airy, and succulent to boot cream-filled treats known as Cream Puffs. Where did this delightful treat begin? When did it come into creation? Let us find out what Cream Puff Day is all about!

History of Cream Puff Day
Cream puffs are quite unusual pastries. They originated in the 1540’s when Catherine de Medici’s pastry chef created the baked puffed shells for Catherine’s husband, Henry II of France. Although both the pastry and its name profiterole initially came from France, profiteroles are one of the main national dishes in Gibraltar. The word profiterole (Also spelled prophitrole, profitrolle, profiterolle) has existed in the English language since 1604, borrowed from French. The original meaning in both English and French is unclear, but later it came to mean a kind of roll “baked under the ashes.” A 17th century French recipe for a Potage de profiteolles or profiterolles describes a soup of dried small breads simmered in almond broth and garnished with coxcombs, truffles, and so on. The current cream puff is only clearly referred to in the 19th century. The “cream puff” has appeared on restaurant menus in the United States since 1851.

How to celebrate Cream Puff Day
In order to celebrate Cream Puff Day, we can do a variety of different recipes to create different and unique versions of them. Recipes varying from chocolate filled puffs to the traditional whip cream and even ice cream. So let’s get out those baking pans and parchment papers because we shall invite family and friends over to share these delightful treats.