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January - National Dessert Days

Janurary's Food Calendar for Desserts and Other Treats

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Although January is nationally known as the biggest dieting month, there are many days of the month dedicated to sweets and other wonderful treats.

The month of January is also known as:
Bread Machine Baking Month
National Candy Month
National Egg Month
National Oatmeal Month

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January 2 - National Cream Puff Day

Cream Puffs a.k.a. Profiteroles Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
Cream Puffs a.k.a. Profiteroles Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
Cream puffs, also known as Profiteroles, are one of my daughter's favorite desserts. Seriously, how could you go wrong with a light pastry filled with cream and drizzled with chocolate.
Cream Puffs

January 5 - National Whipped Cream Day

Caramel Cake Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
Caramel Cake Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
Not only is whipped cream lovely just by itself, it makes any dessert terrific!
How to Whip Cream
How to Stabilize Whipped Cream

Recipes Made with Whipped Cream
Caramel Cake, pictured
Devil's Food Bombe
Bavarian Kirschtorte
Cookie and Cream Log
Coconut Cream Pie
Mandarian Orange Cake

January 6 - National Shortbread Day

Shortbread Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
Shortbread Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
Shortbread is one of those desserts you can make anytime. At its simplest, basic shortbread is made with three ingredients - butter, sugar and flour.
Making Shortbread with Step-by-Step Photo Instructions
Gloria's Scottish Shortbread
Three Ingredient Shortbread
Chocolate Chip Shortbread
Shortbread Cookies
Brown Sugar Shortbread
Cinnamon-Topped Shortbread

January 8 - English Toffee Day

Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
English Toffee has that lovely combination of a candy base topped with chocolate and nuts.
English Toffee

January 9 - National Apricot Day

Quick Bread Photo
Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli
I'll admit I don't eat a lot of fresh apricots. I guess living in Georgia, I'm much more likely to grad a peach instead. The apricots I'm more likely to eat either come in cans or in a nice apricot jam.
Apricot Bread
Thumbprint Cookies Made with Apricot Jam

January 10 - Bittersweet Chocolate Day

Chocolate Cream Pie Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
Chocolate Cream Pie Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
Although bittersweet chocolate has less sugar than semi-sweet chocolate, they both have the same amount of cacao (cocoa solids) in them. Dark chocolate has even less sugar, but has more cacao.
Bittersweet Chocolate Cream Pie
Chocolate Marble Cake
Gourmet Chocolate Covered Nuts
Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chocolate Truffles

January 11 - Milk Day

Adding Milk Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
Adding Milk Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
I love milk. I use it to add nutrition to my cakes and other sweet treats. Plus, doughnuts taste really good with a glass of cold milk.
Chocolate Silk Pie
French Toast
Cookie Milkshake
Buttermilk Substitution
Cake Mix Magic
Tres Leche Cake - Three Milks Cake
Funnel Cake

January 15 - Strawberry Ice Cream Day

Creamy Strawberry Gelato in Shot Glass Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
Creamy Strawberry Gelato in Shot Glass Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
Of all of the recipes I made for ice cream, this Strawberry Ice Cream is the very best.
Strawberry Ice Cream
Strawberry-Coconut Ice Cream

January 20 - National Granola Bar Day

Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
English Flapjacks are a form of granola bars. They've got all of the necessary ingredients, most especially oats.
English Flapjacks a.k.a. Granola Bars
Homemade Granola
Granola Cookies
More Granola Bar Recipes
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