NATIONAL BANANA BREAD DAY
February 23rd annually celebrates a well known food holiday, it is NATIONAL BANANA BREAD DAY.
A moist, sweet, cake-like quick bread, banana bread is made with fully ripe, mashed bananas. There are some recipes where banana bread is made as a yeast bread when it is then usually sliced, toasted and spread with butter.
It was with the popularization of baking soda and baking powder in the 1930′s that banana bread first became a standard feature of American cookbooks and appeared in Pillsbury’s 1933 Balanced Recipes cookbook. Banana bread later gained further acceptance with the release of the original Chiquita Banana’s Recipe Book in 1950.
The United States saw the arrival of bananas in the 1870′s and it took a while for them before they appeared as an ingredient in desserts. Bananas were expensive and housewives did not want to throw the overripe ones away therefore during the great depression, the actual Banana Bread recipe began being published.
There are many different variations of the traditional banana bread, a few of which include:
Banana raisin bread – Banana nut bread – Chocolate chip banana bread
To celebrate National Banana Bread Day, try one of the following “tried and true” banana bread recipes:
NATIONAL BANANA BREAD DAY HISTORY
Within our research, we were unable to find the origin and creator of National Banana Bread Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.
NATIONAL DOG BISCUIT DAY
All dog owners, remember that February 23rd is the annual celebration of National Dog Biscuit Day! This day is also celebrated around the world as International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day.
Man’s best friend deserves a special treat, whether it is as an award for their behavior, as part of their training or just because we want to show our dogs how much we love them.
Following are a few “tried and true” homemade dog biscuit recipes you may want to make and give to your furry friends.
HAPPY NATIONAL DOG BISCUIT DAY!
NATIONAL DOG BISCUIT DAY HISTORY
Within our research, we were unable to find the creator and origin of National Dog Biscuit Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.