World Baking Day

World Baking Day is the perfect day for people to fire up their ovens and make some delicious baked goods they don’t have time to make the rest of the year. What baked goods should a person bake on this day? Well, it all depends on whether they enjoy savory or sweet baked goods, the culture they live in, and what they consider delicious.

It can be biscuits or scones, cookies or cakes, bread, or just about anything else a person wants to make. All that’s needed is an oven, a recipe, and some time, and this holiday can be easily celebrated whenever it shows up on the third Sunday in May.

The History of World Baking Day

Human beings have been baking for thousands of years. In fact, one of the oldest ovens discovered in the world was created in 29,000 B.C. Of course, this primitive oven was simply a hole in the ground where humans roasted whole mammoths, luau-style.

In our opinion, that counts. Of course, the first above-ground oven was built over 10,000 years ago. This is fortunate considering that the earliest bread made by humans was made in 8,000 B.C. in ancient Egypt. Of course, it would take thousands of years before someone invented World Baking Day.

According to our sources, this holiday was created sometime in 2011 or 2012. We’re not sure who invented it, but we do know it was invented to celebrate baking and has been observed by people all around the world. And that’s not surprising considering how much people love to enjoy baked goods.

Some Important Facts About Baking

Below are some important facts about baking that we feel everyone will be able to appreciate. We cooked up the following facts after doing extensive research on the subject and think they will prove useful to everyone reading today.

  • Cream of tartar is a byproduct of wine and is mainly used as a component of baking powder.
  • Chocolate chips were invented after the invention of chocolate chip cookies.
  • Ruth Graves Wakefield is credited with creating the first chocolate chip cookies in 1937.
  • Croissants were actually invented in Austria, not France.

Observing World Baking Day

Baking is the name of the game on this holiday, and everyone is encouraged to get in on the act. People can bake in the privacy of their homes, or they can throw “baking parties,” where they invite multiple guests over to their homes to bake cookies, cakes, and other goodies. People can also share their favorite baking recipes on social media using the hashtag #WorldBakingDay.

When is it?
This year (2024)
May 19 Sunday
Next year (2025)
May 18 Sunday
Last year (2023)
May 21 Sunday
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