Most of us think of holidays as one of those few days our employer actually pays us to stay home. We all know the big ones: New Year's, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas. And yes, some employers are a little more generous but most likely you'll have no more than 7 days a year that you consider a holiday. Depending on your religious beliefs you may add a few more to that annual list, and find that you're up to a dozen or so.
For a day to be considered a "National Holiday" it needs to be declared so by Congress. And then of course we have the "commercial holidays" that we all love, which in effect are simply days that have become popular over the years. We all love them, but for some of us that just isn't enough. Organizations, corporation, and even loosely connected groups of people can "declare" a day for any reason they choose. Some of these days catch on and become popular with the general population, some remain only recognized by their creator, and some fizzle out and become a mere memory after only a year or two.
The point is - Every day, somewhere someone is celebrating something.

Monday, August 23, 2010

August 23, 2010 ~ National Sponge Cake Day

Yet another food holiday...  Having just celebrated eat a peach day, I thought maybe it would be great to find a sponge cake recipe that included peaches....  came across this blog called Baking Diary that has just what I was looking for.  The main sponge cake recipe can be found here.  Looks good enough to eat!!!

I also tried to find for you a video but it seems like the only people on YouTube that make sponge cakes have funny accents and measure in metric.  I did find this one though that I thought was funny enough to share...
  I'll have to remember this guy's stuff for other food holidays...very funny!

Bon Appetit!!!

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