National Peach Cobbler Day Date in the current year: April 13, 2024

National Peach Cobbler Day Sweet and crumbly, peach cobbler is an all-time American favorite, so it is not surprising that there is a National Peach Cobbler Day. What is surprising is that it is celebrated on April 13, when peaches are not in season. Well, you can always make cobbler using canned peaches to celebrate the day!

Cobblers originated during the colonial times in North America. Like many colonial dishes, they were born from immigrants not having access to familiar ingredients and cooking equipment. Cobblers were conceived as an alternative to traditional pie or, according to another version, suet pudding. When settlers had no access to fresh fruit, they covered dried or syrup-preserved fruit with a layer of scone batter or biscuit dough and baked over an open fire.

The name “cobbler” dates back to the mid-19th century. Its origin is unclear. According to one version, the dessert was named so because its uneven crust resembled a cobblestone street. Another version claims that the name is related to the 14th-century word cobeler that means “a wooden dish or bowl”. The first printed mention of cobbler as a “deep-dish fruit pie with thick, scone-like crust” dates from 1859.

A modern cobbler consists of a fruit filling and a layer of batter or dough; the filling is poured into a large baking dish and covered with dough or batter, then baked. Common cobbler fillings include apple, blackberry, and peach. Peach cobbler is a staple in the Southern United States. It is usually served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.

Unlike many other national food days of obscure origin, National Peach Cobbler Day does have an official history. It was launched in the 1950s by the Georgia Peach Festival as a way to promote the sale of canned peaches. This is probably the reason why it is celebrated in April, when fresh peaches are hard to come by.

The best way to celebrate National Peach Cobbler Day is to bake a delicious peach cobbler, which is very easy to make, by the way. Start with preheating the oven to 350°F. Slice 6 tablespoons of butter into cubes and place them in a 9×13 baking pan. Put the pan into the oven until the butter is melted.

Mix together 1 cup of all-purpose flour, 1 cup of granulated sugar, 2 teaspoons of baking powder, and ¼ teaspoon of salt in a large bowl. Add ¾ cup of milk and stir until combined. Pour the batter into the pan with the melted butter and smooth until even. Spoon the canned peaches over the batter, including the syrup. If you’re a fan of cinnamon, sprinkle some on top.

Bake your peach cobbler for about 40 minutes. The dessert tastes better warm, topped with a scoop of vanilla, peach or cinnamon ice cream for a nice contrast.

If you’re not a fan of baking, it is not an excuse to skip celebrating National Peach Cobbler Day. You can enjoy cobbler at your nearest bakery; just don’t forget to snap a photo of your dessert before diving in and share it on social media using the hashtag #NationalPeachCobblerDay to spread the word about the holiday and encourage your friends to celebrate.

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