Christmas is that time of the year when you indulge in sweet treats and traditional desserts that come with a festive twist.
Traditional Christmas cakes include the likes of Pumpkin Cake Roll, Sugarplum Christmas Candy, Spiced Fruitcake with Brandy, Gingerbread Men Cookies, Christmas Yule Log, Stollen, Panettone, Rum Balls, Baked Alaska, English Trifle and Christmas Pudding. Well the list is longer, but these are just some of the sweets that will send you to dessert heaven. And why not for Christmas is that time of the year when there is a clear sense of cheer. And this year, the much-needed cheer from the pandemic.
Christmas cake or the traditional Christmas cake is a merger of two very well-known dishes- the plum porridge or pottage and the Twelfth Night cake. The plum porridge was traditionally served on Christmas Eve and that was the origin of the Christmas pudding.
Read the full story that first appeared in Seema magazine’s Dec 2020 issue here: