Today is Fluffernutter Day!
It is a yummy sandwich made with bread, peanut butter, and marshmallow fluff. It is now a classic American treat enjoyed in school cafeterias, college dorms, and local diners nationwide.
Marshmallow candy can be traced back to ancient Egypt when people first began to harvest the marshmallow plant (Althaea officinalis). During the 19th century, French pharmacists extracted the juice from marshmallow plants and heated it with egg whites and sugar, creating a marshmallow cream.
Then, in 1917, Archibald Query of Somerville, Massachusetts created the special formula for the marshmallow fluff we know and love today. The city of Somerville celebrates with the famous “What the Fluff” festival every year!
How will you celebrate Fluffernutter Day? Eating a Fluffernutter sandwich is a great way to start!
What is Fluffernutter Day for?
To honor and enjoy peanut butter and cream everything! Let this month be the month you experiment with peanut butter and marshmellow cream. Everybody knows about the popular sandwich that everyone ate as a kid. You know, the peanut butter and jelly… well tss that idea aside and try something just as good. Yep the Fluffernutter sandwich! When’s the last time you ate one? Well on this day go ahead and do it! Make that sandwich! Your whole mouth will tingle at the very first bite of creamy goodiness. Makes for a great dessert sandwich too!
Origin of National Fluffernutter Day:
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. This holiday is referred to as a “National” day as all food holidays are. However, we did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day. Even though we didn’t, this is still a holiday to celebrate. We found that this holiday has been celebrated for several years and many websites discuss Fluffernutter Day and “Marshmallow Fluff Recipes”-
Definition of Fluffernutter sandwich
A fluffernutter is a sandwich made with peanut butter and marshmallow crème. Its name comes from the common use of “Marshmallow Fluff” brand marshmallow crème. It is particularly popular in the Northeastern United States States and has been proposed as the official Massachusetts state sandwich. It’s creamy, it’s sweet and it’s become a staple of lunch boxes for generations of New England school children.
“Fluffernutter” is a registered trademark of Durkee-Mower Inc., the maker of “Marshmallow Fluff” brand marshmallow creme. In 2006, Durkee-Mower sued Williams-Sonoma Inc. in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, alleging that Williams-Sonoma was selling a marshmallow and peanut butter chocolate-covered candy under the “Fluffernutter” name.
Variations of this recipe include the addition of bananas, honey, graham crackers, M&M’s, or any ingredients that are deemed compatible with peanut butter. The traditional method of combining the peanut butter and marshmallow crème is simply spreading one slice of bread with each and combining them into a sandwich; however, some purists contend that mixing equal amounts of both in a bowl and spreading them together results in a superior texture and taste.
Can’t get marshmallow fluff where you live?
Marshmallow Cream Frosting Recipe
1 ½ cups sugar
2 large egg whites, room temperature
⅓ cup water
2 tsp light corn syrup
¼ tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp vanilla extract
Whisk sugar, egg whites, 1/3 cup water, light corn syrup, and cream of tartar in large metal bowl to blend. Set bowl over saucepan of barely simmering water (do not allow bottom of bowl to touch simmering water). Using handheld electric mixer, beat on medium speed until mixture resembles soft marshmallow fluff, about 5-7 minutes.
Increase mixer speed to high and beat until mixture is very smooth and thick, about 3 minutes longer. Remove bowl from over simmering water. Add vanilla extract and continue beating until marshmallow frosting is completely cool, about 5-7 minutes
Have fun in the kitchen, Bon Appetite