Christmas Cake- The cake can be made as early as September. Brandy is added
throughout the year to help mature the cake in time for Christmas. Whether it has been iced or
not, it is served from Christmas Eve onwards until it is gone, which in most houses may not
make it past noon on Christmas Day.
Mince Pies- Another traditional Christmas treat that is commonly served throughout the
Christmas holiday, has to be the classic Mince Pie. Packed again with dried fruits and spices,
held together with suet and wrapped in light, melting pastry. These rarely make it to Christmas
Day, unless you have small children at home, and Santa is expecting one.
Christmas Pudding- The Christmas Pudding is another favourite in everyones household at
Christmas time. While it looks similar in colour, and filled with similar ingredients, they are not
the same. The traditional way to make a Christmas pudding is to start it on the last Sunday
before the start of Advent, which is roughly five weeks before Christmas. It is a rich steamed
pudding made with flour, suet, and dried fruits. Typically served with Christmas dinner. The
best part about the Christmas Pudding? Tough one. Is it setting fire to it, or finding a sixpence
in one of the servings? Only YOU will know the answer.
Yule Log- A yule log is the obvious choice if you want to replace a traditional pudding. With its
sponge cake, cream filling and layer of chocolate ganache, this excellent treat is more than
While this is not all the desserts that the British can put together. These are most commonly
served desserts around the dinner table during the holiday season.