National Dessert Day is celebrated on October 14, 2014. Dessert is a typically sweet course that concludes a meal. The course usually consists of sweet foods, but may include other items. There is a wide variety of desserts in western cultures including cakes, cookies, biscuits, gelatins, pastries, ice creams, pies, puddings, and candies. Fruit is also commonly found in dessert courses because of its natural sweetness.
Over the years, desserts have changed from natural candies and nuts to complex souffles and multi-layered cakes. The available ingredients affect the range of desserts that can be made in each region. The very first desserts required minimal effort or preparation since ancient cultures were more focused on the nutrition in foods in order to survive. Now, in modern day culture, there are many more options available in desserts. Ice Cream went from a shaved ice substance with an added flavoring to the dairy based, sweet treat, that today’s children crave.
Many different cultures have their own variations of similar desserts around the world, such as in Russia, where many breakfast foods such as blint, oladi, and syrniki can be served with honey and jam to make them popular as desserts. The loosely defined course called dessert can apply to many foods. Desserts are by definition a sweet course. This usually means high content of sugar or fats. Desserts have historically been known as a smaller course to end a meal but in modern times they have become a more major part of people’s diets. Although desserts are sweet a small amount of sugar is recommended in a daily diet.
How are you going to enjoy this delicious day?? Let us know what sweet treat you plan to indulge in.