National Pralines Day is celebrated annually on June 24. Praline is a cake made from nuts in a grounded, or whole pieces form along with sugar syrup. Sometimes, any chocolate cookie containing the ground powder of nuts is termed as praline. Few varieties of pralines are Belgian pralines, French pralines and American pralines. This ingredient is used in many types of pastries, cake and ice creams. Pralines are loved by people all around the world in various forms. National Pralines Day honours praline and reminds people to enjoy their favourite delicacy on this day.
“Let’s face it, a nice creamy chocolate cake does a lot for a lot of people; it does for me.” – Audrey Hepburn
History of National Pralines Day
The creator, reason for creation, the origin of National Praline Day is unknown. Although, praline itself has a rich history to know. In the early 17th century, a French sugar industrialist, Marshal du Plessis-Praslin created this European praline at the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte. The original praline was made with whole almond coated with caramelised sugar. At this time chocolates were not discovered. When chocolates were discovered, the ingredient was added to it and was named as praline. Technically when grounded nuts are added to chocolate, it becomes pralines. Then it reached Belgium, where pralines had a rich chocolate centre that was more liquid than solid.
Other Celebrations on June 24
June 24 is also celebrated as
How to Celebrate the Day
Celebrate the day by enjoying a variety of pralines. You try pralines in ice cream, cakes, pudding, cookies etc. This delicious ingredient is easy to make, so give a try in making any one of your favorite delicacy using it. Gift some pralines to your friends and family. On National Pralines Day, spend some time learning the history of pralines. So go ahead, enjoy some pralines. Post pictures and share your National Pralines Day celebrations on social media by using the hashtag #PralinesDay.
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