Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Advent Facts

In the 19th Century it was considered unlucky to cut a Christmas cake before dawn on 24th December (back then it was traditionally only eaten on Christmas Eve).

It was, however, consider unlucky to cut a mince pie with a knife, regardless of the day. The origins of the mince pie can be traced back to the 13th century when returning crusaders brought back recipes containing fruit and spices back from the Middle East.

Over the years the mince pie has been known under many names, such as Shrid Pie, Christmas Pie and bizarrely even Mutton Pie.

No comments:

Post a Comment