The wonderful Christmas festival is approaching and we’re all excited to get our Christmas presents, to spend quality time with our family and…to stuff ourself with calories of delicious Christmas desserts. We can find dozens of lovely Christmas cakes across the countries, each with its own ingredients, decoration and color. Have you already decided of the Christmas cake that you would like to make for your family or friends ? Let’s find out what people around the world eat during this celebration.
France : Bûche de Noël (Yule Log)
Most of the time, this dessert is covered with chocolate buttercream, but we can also find other variations, such as ganache and espresso or other flavored frostings and fillings.
Germany : Weihnachstsstollen
This cake usually contains dried fruit, nuts, spices and covered with sugar. It has a long history since the 15th Century. It was at first a tasteless cake made with flour, yeast, oil and water. Since then it has gotten sweeter !
United Kingdom: Christmas Cake
Christmas cake in the UK is made months before the holiday. By wrapping the cake like a present, plus the amount of alcohol it has absorbed, the cake lasts a very long time. The Christmas cake is not only eat during Christmas dinner but is also enjoyed at tea time or for snacks during the holidays.
Scottland : Whisky Dundee
This famous Scottish cake has a rich flavor. This cake distance itself from fruit cake by featuring glazed pecans as the topping instead of marzipan and has less fruits. A popular story is that Mary Queen of Scots did not like glace cherries in her cakes, so the cake was first made for her, as a fruit cake that used blanched almonds and not cherries
Iceland : Vinetarta
This cake consists of cookie-like layers held together by prune filling. It is the center of all Icelandic Christmas festivities.
Poland : Piernik
Poland’s anhcient Christmas cake has a unique taste, having a mix of ginger and chocolate.
Japan : Kurisumasu Keki
In Japan, Christmas cakes are traditionally eaten on Christmas Eve. There was a time where this term was used to called women who were unmarried after the age of 25, describing them as “unsold”.
Philippines : Bibingka
This is a type of rice cake from the Philippines traditionally eaten during the Christmas season. It has an interesting aroma of toasted banana leaves.
India : Allahabadi Cake
This traditional Indian rum fruit cake originates from the city of Allahabad, known for its baking tradition and business.
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Sources : wikipedia, foodrepublic, chickensoup, gouk.about
Photos : google image
Ayu P.//SMC editor