Did you know that there is such a holiday called National Caramel Custard Day?
There is an unofficial holiday celebrated annually on October 3rd. It is also called National Crème Caramel Day. This sweet traditional treat is also known as flan or creme caramel custard.
Crème caramel was a menu item in my previous workplace that never lost status. When the menu went through its typical seasonal changeover, crème caramel remained a constant favourite. It is surprisingly easy to make with simple ingredients. My preference is to make individual crème caramel portions and serve them with a crisp tuile cookie garnish.
There are many desserts that fall into the category of custards. To name a few: crème brulée; pot de crème; pannacotta; Spanish flans; Italian Budino; pastry cream; Sabayon, English pouring custard or Crème Anglaise. English Pouring custard has many names: vanilla sauce, creme anglaise, pouring sauce, and custard sauce.
Technically speaking, other types of desserts fall into the custard category, such as pecan pie; cheesecake; pumpkin pie, and rice puddings are all types of custards.
Enjoy National Caramel Custard Day by making, buying or sharing a sweet treat with someone you care about.
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