What better way to get into the festive spirit than with a little Christmas baking? Whatever the size of our Christmas get-together, one thing is certain, we all deserve to indulge in a nice treat this year; but what will it be?
Streamline less sugar jams conducted a survey to discover Britain’s favourite Christmas bake for this year and the result might just come as a surprise.
After all, 2020 has been a very different year for most of us and it has made us re-evaluate and, in many ways, break away from the norm. And it looks like this applies to our choice of Christmas bake too!
Whilst the traditional Christmas fruit cake is edging towards the top of the chart, followed by mince pies, our survey shows the Yule log is the winner this year.
The Yule log, or Bûche de Noël, is rooted in Christmas traditions dating back to Medieval times and maybe even before that. The cake represents the log that families would burn starting on Christmas Eve and keep it burning through the 12 nights of Christmas. Families would burn logs decorated with holly, pine cones or ivy to help cleanse the air of the previous year’s events and to usher in the spring. While no one knows exactly how the yule log turned into a cake, our survey respondents obviously agree it’s a delicious Christmas treat and based on the tradition surrounding it, their choice couldn’t be more pertinent this year.
Top favourite Christmas bakes:
1 – Yule log
2 – Christmas fruit cake
3 – Mince pies
4 – Stollen
5 – Christmas pudding
6 – Gingerbread cookies/house
7 – Panettone