What is the Christmas Cake Mixing Ceremony? History of the Christmas Cake Mixing Ceremony.
The History of the Christmas Cake Mixing Ceremony
This event is often called the “Winter Festival Cake Mixing Ceremony” and it is celebrating in Autumn. This tradition is dated back to 17th Century England. Modern Christmas cake was originated from the English Plum Porridge. But, the classic Christmas Cake which we enjoy today was originated in France in the 12th century. Let’s learn about Christmas cake this Christmas and stay with our website and YouTube channel for it.
When and Where the Cake mixing ceremony is celebrated?
The cake mixing ceremony is celebrated on the First Sunday of November each year in England. In Some countries, it is celebrated in mid-October. This ceremony was originated in England and spread across Europe. Nowadays, it is celebrating all over the world. In most cases, this is celebrated in high-class Hotels. The Christmas Cake Mixing Ceremony is a private affair rather than a public one, even at hotels. Selected Guests are invited such as the top management, celebrity chefs and hoteliers. In some cultures, cake mixing is celebrated with close friends and relatives.
How Christmas Cake Mixing Ceremony is being celebrated?
High Tea and some sweets are served and all invitees contribute to the mixing by pouring the finest quality liquor and raisins. As this is the end of the Harvesting season, fruits, spices and fresh cake ingredients are available throughout the Northern hemisphere. To make the Christmas cakes rich and tasty, more than 15 different fresh and dried fruits such as dates, grapes, figs, cherries, papaya, and nuts such as cashews, almonds, and pistachios are added.
In addition, spices such as dried ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and cinnamon are being used to give the cake its signature scent. The basic batter is formed by blending all-purpose flour, sugar, eggs, butter, and ghee in the appropriate amounts. The fruits and nuts are steeped in rum, wine, and fruit juices for 7-8 weeks before being kept in sealed wooden barrels. These fermented fruits and nuts are then incorporated into the batter and cooked to perfection in traditional wood-fired ovens.
If you’re wondering why this ceremony takes place so early, it’s because Christmas cakes are made at least 2-3 months before Christmas to allow the cake to mature.
Within upcoming weeks, you will see Cake mixing ceremonies around the World. Now you know the brief history and the methodology of the cake mixing ceremony. If you are a professional cake baker, you may do your own cake mixing ceremony for this festive season.
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