While not many have heard of cherry popovers, they’re a delicious treat that can be enjoyed by anyone. This special creation has its own holiday called Cherry Popover Day, a day dedicated to the creation and history of the cherry popover. If you want to learn more about this tasty pastry, then read more about it here at Days of the Year.
History of Cherry Popover Day
Popovers are the American version of Yorkshire pudding and are baked in muffin pans and can have a wide variety of fruits and other ingredients such as chocolate or blueberries. The first mention of a popover was during the 1850’s in a letter by E.E Stuart, a Catholic woman who worked as a political advocate for free schools and independence during the time when American political parties were forming and Protestants and Catholics were trying to find common ground in Michigan. Later on, a cookbook called “Practical Cooking” mentioned a recipe for popovers in 1876, written by M.N Henderson. One popular spot for popovers was called Jones Pond House in Acadia National Park during the late 1800’s.
However, the popularity of popovers has been steadily rising. Popovers are traditionally made with a fruit mixture. Popovers earned its name for the way the dough pops over the muffin pans and steadily rises and expand with fluffy baked dough. Cherry popovers are considered to be a popular choice when making popovers and can be served with coffee and tea. This day is dedicated to the fluffy and semi-sweet creation that is the cherry popover and gives people the chance to try out a unique pastry that you can only make in a muffin pan. It is also a great way to learn some history about popovers and how they started during the time of the Civil War.
How to celebrate Cherry Popover Day
If you’re looking for a great way to celebrate Cherry Popover Day, start by crafting your own cherry popover recipe that is to die for. First, preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Next, place milk in a bowl and microwave on high for 2 minutes. Sift flour, salt, and baking powder together in a large mixing bowl. Crack some eggs and use an electric mixer to beat the eggs into the mixture until fluffy. Then slowly add the milk. Gradually beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Then let the batter rest. Once you get your cherries or cherry jam, fold them into the batter, place in a muffin tin, and bake for at least 15 minutes. Turn the oven down to 375 and bake for at least 35 minutes. Once golden brown, remove, place on a plate and serve. If you like the recipe, then share this holiday on social media using the hashtag #cherrypopoverday and let your friends know how tasty your recipe is.