With small cake sales booming now more than ever, customers are increasingly on the lookout for food that can offer something a little different. Whilst traditional desserts are always popular at Christmas, people’s tastes and needs are changing and the market for less traditional options is increasing year by year.
If you’re looking for a unique way to sweeten the spread for your customers this year, look no further than Baklava. With many regional variations, this pastry is ideal for those with a sweet tooth. Layers of filo pastry are filled with chopped nuts, typically walnuts or pistachios and drenched in either honey or syrup to create a simple delicacy. Adding Baklava to your Christmas must-have list allows for originality and a new twist on the stodgy, rich pudding that we’ve all become accustomed to, in bite size pieces for everyone to enjoy.
Macarons have also built up quite a storm over the past few years as a colourful, bite-size alternative to traditional cake. The macaron cookie, made up of almond powder, sugar and egg whites, was originally made in Italy and means ‘fine dough’. Its invention as a single cookie by Henry II’s wife’s chef no longer exists as it took on a ‘double decker’ appearance in the beginning of the 20th century. The Macaron as we know it was born one day in France from the grandson of Louis Ernest Laduree, Pierre Desfontaines, who had the idea to stick the cookies together and fill them with a chocolate panache. And the rest, as they say, is history!
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