Today is National Fluffernutter Day! My heart is all-a-fluffer-nutter.
A Fluffernutter 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 (but really never in the Barcellona home).
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 (some) love today. The city of Somerville celebrates with the famous “What the Fluff” festival every year!
I do LOVE peanut butter, but I usually pair it with chocolate. I did find this Fluffernutter cupcake recipe and think I could get behind this cullinary delight.
How will you celebrate National Fluffernutter Day?