National Pots De Creme Day is celebrated every year with much gusto on August 27. The name translates to “pot of custard” or “pot of creme.” It also refers to the baking dish, which is a small pot with a lid. Overall, this dish is a loose custard that is made by mixing eggs, egg yolks, cream, and milk. A flavoring essence is also added. This is then baked in porcelain cups in a water bath at a low temperature. Who doesn’t like another food holiday, right?
History of National Pots De Creme Day
Pots De Creme is not pronounced as ‘Pawts deh Creem,’ but rather as ‘Po de Krehm.’ But it doesn’t matter how you pronounce it because this dish is super easy to make yet tastes delicious and is exquisite. The custard was originally used for filling crusts like in a pie. However, as time passed, this dessert was made into smaller portions and the crust was eliminated from preparation. Pots De Creme are lightly prepared custard desserts hailing from France. Since the French didn’t have a word for custard, they christened it ‘Pots de Creme’ as it signifies the little porcelain pots they are baked in.
This truly decadent dessert is prepared in tiny pots that stand only about three inches tall. These were used on formal European and American tables during the 18th and 19th centuries. They are generally made in sets and because the cup is so small, a demitasse spoon is used to eat this delight.
Of course, this dessert deserved its own day, however, the creator of this day remains a mystery. But it surely has to be someone with a sweet tooth just like most of us. So don’t stop yourself from indulging in this dessert on National Pots De Creme Day. If you’re on a diet, you can look for an option with minimal sugar or make your own healthy version of it. As long as you’re eating a Pots De Creme on this food holiday, you’re doing it right!
National Pots De Creme Day timeline
Pots De Creme is invented.
Chocolate custard makes an appearance.
The record for the world’s largest custard pie fight is achieved in the U.K. with 253 people gathering to throw 648 pies in a few minutes.
Molly Schuyler of the U.S.A. achieves the record for the most custard eaten by eating 12 lbs of it in three minutes.
National Pots De Creme Day FAQs
What is the consistency of Pots De Creme?
Pots De Creme uses milk and heavy cream and the consistency is thicker than pudding. It is more decadent and rich, especially in the chocolate version.
How long can you keep Pots De Creme?
Pots De Cremes can be stored in a refrigerator for up to a day. However, make sure to keep them tightly covered otherwise they will pick up refrigerator odors.
Where does Pots de Creme come from?
The place of origin of this delicious delicacy is the European country of France.
How To Celebrate National Pots De Creme Day
Make Pots De Creme
Make this simple French dessert on National Pots De Creme Day. Surprise your friends and family with your preparation. Show off your baking skills on social media once your Pots De Creme is ready.
Host a French-themed dinner
Since Pots De Creme is a French dessert, you can host a dinner where every meal is French. Of course, end the party with some delicious Pots De Creme as dessert.
Go out to eat Pots De Creme
Fret not if you can’t cook your own Pots De Creme! Head out to a French restaurant and order yourself a Pots De Creme and enjoy.
5 Must-Know Facts About Pots De Creme And Custard
The pots used to serve Pots De Creme are also known as ‘petits pots.’
The classic and traditional flavor of Pots De Creme is vanilla.
The base of custard can also be used for quiches and other savory foods.
Varieties of custard desserts
There are close to 90 types of desserts that use custard as the main ingredient such as banana pudding, lemon meringue pie, coconut custard, to name a few.
A Swedish restaurant would take the skin off custard that had been left for too long and sell it as their ‘specialty pancake.’
Why We Love National Pots De Creme Day
Pots De Creme is tasty
This tasty pot of custard or pot of cream, known as Pots De Creme is a French delicacy. It serves as a perfect dessert after an exquisite meal. The rich texture and flavors provide a brilliant gastronomical experience.
They are easy to make
Pots De Creme requires only four basic ingredients. Once you get the hang of perfecting the classic Pots De Creme, you can experiment and add your own twist to it. You can easily dish some out for a potluck party at work or a special occasion at home.
They are so versatile
While the basic preparation of Pots De Creme remains a classic, the possibilities of making it your version are endless. You can change the flavor profile by making it a fruit or a chocolate flavor.
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