you're looking for something to do today then grab a plate and a fork
because it's National Bavarian Cream Pie Day! Don't worry; it
won't fill you up too much! But let's get right into celebrating
National Bavarian Cream Pie Day!
WHY IS THIS A
Well, pies are loved by many, so it's already off to a good
start. But the Bavarian cream pie is so light, that it almost makes you
think that it can't really be that unhealthy to eat. So you have
another slice, right? And when people aren't throwing these pies in
each others' faces, they seem to devour the pie quicker than a Hungry
Hungry Hippo. So if you're into smashing them into faces or smashing
them with your teeth, you know that the popularity of this pie calls
for yet another celebration. Now a cream pie is just a custard or
pudding mixture that is usually popped inside a baked crust and topped
with some kind of whipping topping. There are a lot of different
flavors, and yes comedians do enjoy throwing them into random faces
from time to time, but we're here for the Bavarian cream pie. And a
Bavarian cream is thickened thanks to some lovely gelatin.
before everything sets up, you slip in some whipped cream to lighten
things up even more. You can even flavor it with extracts or liqueur,
if you like, but you need to chill it so that it gets all firm. I mean,
if it stayed in liquid form, good luck trying to serve up a slice of
pie! But once it's firm, you can get all crazy and decorate with your
whipped topping and you're good to go. Care for a slice?
So, how can you celebrate today? Well, for those of you who
aren't too good in the kitchen or just don't have time to spare, you
can head to a bakery or a restaurant and get your fill of Bavarian
cream pie. I mean, that is the easiest option, right? And you could
even be a bit bold and try pies that have different flavors and
toppings on them. OK, I guess that's not that bold... if it's on the
menu, someone else is doing it too!
But, if you do have some
time and are pretty decent in the kitchen then go ahead and make your
own! I mean, you can get the Bavarian cream already in a tube and just
squirt it into your pie crust, if you want. All that's required of you
is to bake the crust, squirt in the cream, let it chill and then top it
with some whipped magic! That's not that hard, right? But hey,
let's get creative! It's a special day for this pie, so do something
special with it. You could flavor it with some random extract and then
enjoy the faces people make when they realize it's not vanilla it's...
mango? Or heck, skip the extract and use a flavored gelatin. Imagine
the possibilities there! And who says you can't top it with some
chocolate whipped topping? Not I! Have a great day and enjoy the
lightness of this pie!