National Cream Puff Day

January 2

When is National Cream Puff Day?

National Cream Puff Day happens on Tuesday January 2, 2024.

National Cream Puff Day: A Sweet Start to the Year

As the New Year begins, so does the anticipation for one of the sweetest celebrations on the culinary calendar – National Cream Puff Day, observed every January 2nd. This delightful day honors the classic French choux pastry ball, a decadent creation filled with whipped cream, pastry cream, ice cream, or even a savory option.

The cream puff, or ‘choux à la crème’ as it’s known in France, dates back to the 16th century. Often associated with French patisserie, these airy delights have transcended borders and become a favorite in bakeries worldwide. On National Cream Puff Day, pastry enthusiasts indulge in this treat, reveling in its delicate texture and rich flavor.

Ways to Celebrate:

  • Bake at Home: Many bakers take to their kitchens to try their hand at crafting the perfect cream puff. Recipes range from traditional to avant-garde, inviting a touch of creativity into the process.
  • Local Bakery Visits: Patronizing local bakeries that make fresh cream puffs is another way to join in the celebration, supporting small businesses while satisfying sweet cravings.
  • Cream Puff Parties: Some gather friends and family for cream puff tasting parties, sharing different fillings and enjoying the communal joy of dessert.

Making Cream Puffs:

Creating cream puffs involves piping a simple dough made from butter, water, flour, and eggs into small rounds, which puff up in the oven to create hollow centers. Once cooled, they are injected with the filling of choice, transforming them into sumptuous treats.

Whether you’re a seasoned baker or a first-time cream puff maker, National Cream Puff Day is the perfect opportunity to start the year on a sweet note.

When does National Cream Puff Day happen next year?

National Cream Puff Day will happen on the following upcoming dates:

  • Thursday January 2, 2025
  • Friday January 2, 2026
  • Saturday January 2, 2027
  • Sunday January 2, 2028
  • Tuesday January 2, 2029


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