National Pralines Day is celebrated annually on June 24. Praline is a cake made from nuts in a ground, or whole pieces form along with sugar syrup. Sometimes, any chocolate cookie containing the ground powder of nuts is termed praline. Few varieties of pralines are Belgian pralines, French pralines, and American pralines. This ingredient is used in many types of pastries, cakes, and ice creams. Pralines are loved by people all around the world in various forms. National Pralines Day honors praline and reminds people to enjoy their favorite 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, and origin of National Praline Day are 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 almonds coated with caramelized sugar. At this time, chocolates were not discovered. When chocolates were discovered, the ingredient was added to them and was named praline. Technically when grounded nuts are added to chocolate, it becomes pralines. Then it reached Belgium, where pralines had a rich chocolate center that was more liquid than solid.
Other Celebrations on June 24
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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 it a try in making any one of your favorite delicacies 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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