June 14th is one of the tastiest days on the calendar, because today is National Strawberry Shortcake Day. This dessert is recognized as one of the most delicious and beloved in the United States, and is prepared in hot, summer weather, when you want to please yourself, loved ones, or friends. Many housewives have their own versions of strawberry shortcake recipes, but if you don’t like to cook, go to the nearest store and buy one to have with your tea.
Little is known about the history of the National Strawberry Shortcake Day, but the history of the strawberry dessert is well documented. Historians note that the first shortbread pie recipe was found in an English cookbook published in 1588. However, experts believe the housewives baked it for many years before the recipe was recorded in a cookbook.
Already in the middle of the 19th century, a shortcake with strawberries was prepared in many families and public institutions, and served with cream and butter. Not a single holiday or family celebration was complete without a light, fragrant dessert. The National Strawberry Shortcake Day was established on June 14, probably because the period of ripening and picking berries falls at the beginning of summer.
- For this dessert, special cakes are used, prepared according to the recipe for shortbread cookies with the addition of soda.
- The people of Pasadena made a dessert in 2012 that required 3200 pounds of fresh berries and 280 pounds of cream, making it the largest pie ever.
- Strawberries are the only berry with seeds on the outside; there are about 200 of them.
- The berry is grown almost throughout the United States and in Canada; in California alone there are 23 thousand acres – this is 75% of all strawberries grown in the United States.
How to take part
Celebrate National Strawberry Shortcake Day with friends. Make your own signature dessert recipe or shop for a pie. Do not forget about tea or coffee and good company. Share your culinary successes on social networks, inspire others, and do not forget to add the hashtag #NationalStrawberryShortcakeDay.
When is National Strawberry Shortcake Day celebrated in 2024?
National Strawberry Shortcake Day is observed on June 14 each year.