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Traditional British Christmas Food


"In half a minute Mrs. Cratchit entered – flushed, but smiling proudly – with the pudding, like a speckled cannon-ball, so hard and firm, blazing in half of half-a-quarter of ignited brandy, and bedight with Christmas holly stuck into the top." Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol


Festive food plays a huge role in British Christmas traditions, from the extravagant roast dinner served on the day to the sweet treats enjoyed throughout the season. Visiting family and friends for a cup of tea and a mince pie is a Christmas tradition enjoyed across the country. This article covers three of the most traditional sweet Christmas foods; mince pies, Christmas cake, and Christmas pudding. And yes, there is a lot of dried fruit involved.


Mince Pies