National Raspberry Pop Over Day
A raspberry popover is a light roll that’s made from an egg batter that’s very similar to what the British call Yorkshire Pudding. It’s typically baked in popover pans, or sometimes muffin tins, and it’s filled with a delicious raspberry filling that just about anyone can appreciate.
It was first created to take advantage of the sheer abundance of raspberries in some parts of the United States. Because it’s so delicious, this dessert has gained somewhat of a cult following and that’s why there’s now a holiday called National Raspberry Popover Day. This is a holiday that’s observed annually on May 3rd.
Amazing Facts About Popovers
Want some truly amazing popover facts? Of course, you do, otherwise, why would you be reading this section? Over the course of writing up this holiday, we’ve come across some pretty amazing facts about this dessert, so we decided to share them below.
- The popover is an American version of the U.K.’s Yorkshire Pudding.
- Yorkshire Pudding has been made in England since the 17th century.
- The first popover recipe appeared in Practical Cooking by M.N. Henderson and was published in 1876.
- National Blueberry Popover Day is held on March 10th.
- National Cherry Popover Day is held on September 1st.
Observing National Raspberry Popover Day
This holiday is celebrated at the very beginning of the raspberry season (a season that runs from May through August), so it’s the perfect time to make this dessert. And they’re not all that difficult to make with a little bit of patience and a good recipe to follow. Of course, anyone who doesn’t want to make their own raspberry popovers can simply visit their local bakery or their local grocery store.
Anyone celebrating this holiday can also take a few moments to snap a picture of the raspberry popover and put it on their blog, or share it on social media using the hashtag #NationalRaspberryPopoverDay. It’s also a good day to bake some extra raspberry popovers and share them with neighbors, friends, family members, and anyone else who enjoys delicious baked goods.