International Day of Friendship 2021 is on Friday, July 30, 2021: History of International Friendship Day?

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Friday, July 30, 2021 is International Day of Friendship 2021.

History of International Friendship Day?

The concept was first proposed in 1958.

Various nations have adopted the concept but oddly not all celebrate in on the same date.

Thus the history will vary from country to country.

You may want to research the history of the day's celebration in India for starters.

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What are some recipes for International Friendship Day?

What are some recipes for International Friendship Day?

Here are several recipes for a Friendship Cake. Hope this is what you are looking for.

Friendship cake

Starter:

3/4 cup drained peach chunks

3/4 cup drained pineapple

6 maraschino cherries, halved

1 1/2 cups granulated sugar

1 (1/4 oz.) package active dry yeast

Combine ingredients and place in a large glass jar with a loose cover at room temperature. Stir several times the first day, once a day thereafter for 14 days. The starter will have fermented enough to start Friendship Cake Mix.

Friendship Cake Mix:

1 1/2 cups Starter

2 1/2 cups granulated sugar

1 (32-ounce) can sliced peaches with juice

Place into a gallon jar. Stir once a day for 10 days. Keep covered and at room temperature.

On 10th day add:

2 1/2 cups granulated sugar

1 (32-ounce) can chunk pineapple with juice

Stir once a day for 10 days.

On 20th day add:

2 1/2 cups granulated sugar

1 (10-ounce) jar maraschino cherries

1 (32-ounce) can fruit cocktail with juice

Stir once a day for 10 days.

On 30th day:

Drain juice from fruit. Divide juice into 5 or 6 jars of 1 1/2 cups juice each and give to friend(s). Divide the fruit into 3 equal parts. You will have enough to make 3 cakes.

Friendship Cake Mix Recipe:

1 (18.25 oz.) pkg. yellow cake mix (not pudding cake)

2/3 cup vegetable oil

4 large eggs

1 (4 oz.) pkg. instant vanilla pudding

1 cup chopped nuts

1/3 of the fruit (2 cups)

Combine with an electric mixer all ingredients and bake in greased and floured tube or Bundt pan at 350 F. for 50-60 mins or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack in pan 15 mins. before removing.

Makes 12-15 servings (prepared cake).

Starter For Friendship Cake

Starter :

3/4 cup drained peach chunks

3/4 cup drained pineapple

6 maraschino cherries, halved

1 1/2 cups granulated sugar

1 (1/4 oz.) pkg. active dry yeast

Combine ingredients and place in a large glass jar with a loose cover at room temperature.

Stir several times the first day, once a day thereafter for 14 days. The starter will have fermented enough to start Friendship Cake Mix.

What you need:

A clean 1 or 2 gallon crock or container made of ceramic or glass with cover. Granulated sugar

Fresh fruits of choice, even slight damage, trim carefully. Light Rum, 60 proof. Strawberries, wash, dry, and cut large ones in half. Cherries, wash, dry and pit. Peach/apricot, dip in boiling water 1 min. Peel/skin/halve/ pit/slice. Melons, halve, seed and cut into cubes, balls or thin slices. Raspberries, sort carefully, don't wash. Plums, wash, dry and slice. Peel if you wish. Pineapple, pare and cut into pieces. Blueberries, (will darken the mix) wash fruit. DO NOT USE BLACKBERRIES OR APPLES !

Mix equal amounts of fruit and sugar in a large bowl. Let stand 1 hour, then transfer to crock. Pour in rum to cover fruit 1/2”. Keep fruit submerged by inverting a small plate or saucer and placing over the fruit. Use a small can as a weight, if necessary. Fruit must be completely covered with liquid, roughly half of the liquid should be rum. Cover crock with plastic wrap, then put cover on crock. Allow mix to stand at room temperature (not above 70 degrees). Fruit, sugar and rum can be added in small quantities as fruits become 'in season'. Do Not Stir! Mix will take at least two to three months to mature after you have added the last fruit. Stir before using. Ladle over ice cream, pound cake, pudding or cheese spread. Make a rice pudding, stirring some Rumtopf into it before baking. It transforms an ordinary dessert into something super. A good topping for meats and fowl. Give some in small pretty containers to special friends at Christmas.

Friendship Fruit Starter

2 cups peeled and sectioned oranges

2 cups chopped fresh pineapple

2 cups pared and chopped fresh pears

2 cups peeled & chopped fresh peaches

2 cups maraschino cherries, quartered or halved, grapes, as well

2 1/2 cups granulated sugar

2 1/2 packed brown sugar

6” stick cinnamon, broken up

1 pint Apricot Brandy

In a large bowl, crock or jar, combine fruits and sugars. Let stand 3 hours, stirring once or twice. Tie cinnamon in cheesecloth bag; add fruit along with brandy. Cover loosely or pour into a jar and cover loosely. Let stand at least one week, stirring once a day. Makes 12 cups.

To keep 'starter' going: add 1 cup sugar and 2 cups chopped fruit to replace every 2 cups of fruit and syrup removed for servings. If only fruit is used, and you begin to get too much syrup, try this: add 2 cups fruit and no sugar. If the brandy mix will not be used for some time, refrigerate it. Remove and let stand at room temp to reactivate fermentation.

What are some recipes related to International Friendship day?

What are some recipes related to International Friendship day?

When I think International Friendship Day, I think of two or more people that can not be separated. They are always together and blend perfectly. Now if this is translated into food, I think of food combinations that are known world wide to always be together. Something like chicken and waffles, peanut butter and jelly, peanut butter and chocolate, bananas and peanut butter, bologna and cheese, etc. You could use these types of food combinations as the inspiration for your dish. Brownies with a peanut butter frosting would be good. You could also make a pound cake, cut it into layers, and put layers of peanut butter and jelly in between to represent a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with a twist! A banana split would also be a good idea. You could make a banana flavored cake with whipped cream as the frosting. Drizzle hot fudge and caramel over the top. Put on some cherries and sprinkle on peanuts too. This is a classic American dessert that everyone would love.

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