National Cream Puff Day - January 2
Tue, Jan 2, 2024

National Cream Puff Day

National Cream Puff Day is dedicated to lovers of an airy dessert that melts in your mouth. Cooks from all over the world are still arguing about the origin, but this is no longer so important! The main thing today is to please yourself with sweetness and, of course, treat your friends.


The most common version of the origin of cream puff takes us to 16th century France and is associated with Queen Catherine de Medici. Actually, the idea does not belong to her, but to subjects working at court. There was a lot of food, but the dishes were not distinguished by sophistication, so the chefs invented a masterpiece dessert. The ruler liked him very much, and she asked them to cook them not only for the holidays, but also on ordinary days. No wonder they have an entire National Day dedicated to them.

The modern type of delicacy appeared only at the beginning of the 19th century. This event is attributed to Antoine Karem – he is still considered the founder of modern cuisine. The chef reinterpreted the original recipe in his own way, stuffing small buns with custard. Whipped cream was also sometimes used instead.

Interesting facts

Did you know that dessert:

  • can be both salty and sweet – it all depends on the filling. And here the fantasy is boundless;
  • resembles eclairs, the most important difference is the traditional round shape;
  • the dough is initially prepared with a neutral taste;
  • the first recipe was published in an international cookbook in 1827 in the USA;
  • is an indicator of the skill of cooks due to the painstaking method of cooking – far from every person will succeed. The main thing is practice.

How to celebrate

Grab some National Cream Puff Day treats, gather your friends and celebrate. You can have a fun party! Try to bake the dessert yourself – study the recipes, and if you need help, ask your relatives to join the cause.

When is National Cream Puff Day celebrated in 2024?

National Cream Puff Day is observed on January 2 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Tuesday January 2 2024
Thursday January 2 2025
Friday January 2 2026
Saturday January 2 2027

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