National Cherry Turnovers Day is celebrated on August 28th. This is a wonderful holiday for all connoisseurs of this popular type of pastry. Cherry enjoys special love. The main components are puff, sometimes yeast or shortbread dough, plus a sticky, sweet, fragrant cherry filling. The dough is usually rolled up and “sealed”, giving the baked goods a triangular or rectangular shape. Cherry puffs can be eaten for breakfast or as a dessert with tea.
The secret of the popularity of this type of pastry is not only in the wonderful taste, but also in a convenient form: it is convenient to eat it even when traveling or at street events, holding it in one hand. No utensils or spoons are required.
Who owns the idea to celebrate National Cherry Turnovers Day in August and specifically on the 28th is unknown. But this is a great idea!
Cherry puffs cannot be made without cherries. And she is a real berry-traveler, as the facts from her story testify:
- The oldest type of cherry is cherry, otherwise called bird cherry. The ancient Greek historian Herodotus, who lived in the 5th century BC, writes about it. He knew cherry syrup and how to care for cherries in winter.
- In antiquity, sweet cherries grew on the territory of Asia Minor, especially in the vicinity of the city of Kerasunt. One day, the Roman commander Lucius Licinius Lucullus appeared there, waging a protracted war with the king of Pontus Mithridates. Lucullus was a famous gourmet. He liked the small sweet-tart fruits so much that he considered it necessary to bring cherry seedlings from his trip to Rome – this is how it spread in Italy, and then throughout Europe. The Romans called these berries cerasi, from the city of Kerasuntos. The English word cherry comes from this word. In the cuisines of many European countries, there are a variety of dishes with cherries.
- Columbus discovered cherries in the New World during his travels.
How to celebrate
The best way to celebrate National Cherry Turnovers Day is to eat cherry puffs! Buy them from your favorite bakery or make your own. Share the recipe and photo on social media with #NationalCherryTurnoversDay.
When is National Cherry Turnovers Day celebrated in 2022?
National Cherry Turnovers Day is observed on August 28 each year.