Friday, March 13, 2015

National Coconut Torte Day, In the News, and Enjoy

National Coconut Torte Day - Today is National Coconut Torte Day!

The first mention of the English name of coconut printed in English was in 1555. The word coconut comes from the Portuguese Spanish word coco and means monkey face. The Spanish and Portuguese saw the resemblance of a monkey's face in the three round indented markings or "eyes" found at the base of the coconut.>br>
Coconuts were used as currency. They were used as currency on the Nicobar Islands of the Indian Ocean. Coconuts continued as a form of currency through the early part of the twentieth century.

Coconuts are fruits of the coconut palms which are native of Malaysia, Polynesia, and southern Asia. Through the advancement of modern global civilization they are now grow in South America, India, the Pacific Islands, Hawaii, and Florida. The coconut's name is a not actually accurate. It is not a nut, but rather a seed. It the largest known seed in the plant world.

The word torte is German and literally means cake. One of the oldest known tortes in the world is the Linzer Torte. It was named after the city of Linz, Austria.

A torte may be a multi-layered cake filled with buttercream, jam, or cream or a rich, moist, and dense single-layered cake. When tortes are multilayered and fancifully decorated they are closer to gateaux.

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