Food Holidays: Fact or Fiction?
The magic question I get asked all the time is, "Are National Food holidays are real?" The answer is simple. Yes. “National” observances (months, weeks, days) in the USA are determined by three sources. First, a Presidential proclamation promoting national interests such as Thanksgiving, National School Lunch Week or NATIONAL ICE CREAM DAY by Ronald Regan. Second, industry trades promoting member products like National Sandwich Month or National Barbeque Day) and lastly, some people like to make them up if they "sound good" such as (National Donut Day). I can't help myself but I love them ALL!!
Today, Monday, July 22, is National Penuche Day!!
What is it?? via Wikipedia ~Penuche (Italian: panucci) is a fudge-like candy made from brown sugar, butter, and milk, using no flavorings except for vanilla. Penuche often has a tannish color, and is lighter than regular fudge. It is formed by the caramelization of brown sugar, thus its flavor is said to be reminiscent of caramel. Nuts, especially pecans, are often added to penuche for texture, especially in the making of penuche candies. It is primarily a regional food, found in New England and some places in the Southern United States, though in the latter it goes by different names, usually "brown sugar fudge candy".
RECIPE OF THE DAY:
SPICE CAKE WITH PENUCHE FROSTING
Click here for the recipe and get a glass of cold milk and ENJOY!!!
If you make this cake, please post pictures so we can drool!!
Recipe and Photo Credit Lindsey Johnson