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National Sourdough Bread Day celebrates a type of artisan bread made famous during California’s Gold Rush era. It is believed that yeast-risen bread has been around since 1500BC. Travelers, from marching armies to settlers exploring new lands, found that the thick crust was durable during transport and kept the soft, inner loaf fresh over longer periods of time. Whether sliced and eaten alone, dipped, spread on, or used to hold together a sandwich, sourdough bread is a go-to choice for tasty bread.
Looking for an easy recipe? All it takes is a little yeast, bread flour, water, olive oil, salt and PATIENCE. Sourdough bread can take a couple days to make properly if you want the best results. Even though combining the ingredients is easy, waiting for the dough to rise can take a lot of time. Check out this recipe from King Arthur Baking Company, a producer of great bread flour and more.
National Sourdough Bread Day is celebrated annually on April 1st.
National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day celebrates the immensely popular sandwich ingredient combination that is an American lunchtime staple. Peanut butter is believed to have gained popularity in the 1890’s as a spread used on bread and crackers. Soon after, recipes that pair peanut butter with jam or jelly on bread began to appear. Now it is a often a central player in fond memories of childhood lunches.
National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day is celebrated annually on April 2nd.
National Peach Cobbler Day – tbd
National Garlic Day celebrates that widely-used herb that adds a flavorful punch to everything from steaks to seafood. Whether you chop, slice, press or powder your garlic, you’re adding an ingrediant that not only smells and tastes terrific, but is also good for you. It’s even good for chasing off vampires!
National Garlic Day is celebrated each year on April 19th.
British National Tea Day is a wildly popular day of recognition that commenorates both Great Britain’s national sip and the Queen’s birthday. Tea became popular in England the 1600’s, when a Portugese woman married King Charles II and brought a large amount of tea as part of her dowery. She had a cup every day and it didn’t take long for the ladies and gentlemen of the royal court to adopt the practice. Eventually tea took on a dual meeting as not just an afternoon sip, but also a snack break with appropriate finger sandwiches, fruit and other tasty tidbits.
After centuries of waiting, National Tea Day became official in 2016 and is celebrated annually on April 21st.