Latest research from AGA Rangemaster reveals that we are baking more than we did this time last year.
And a huge rise in the sales of bakeware, shows the most popular cake this Christmas is not a traditional cake or pudding, but the mini-muffin.
AGA Rangemasterâ€™s Great British Kitchen survey, reveals that over a third of Britons (36%) are baking more than they did a year ago.
In the first week of December, AGA Cookshop saw a massive 110% increase in sales of mini muffin tins compared to the same week last year
Author, AGA doyenne and baking expert Mary Berry isnâ€™t surprised, saying â€œmini muffins are so much more practical than the huge American version, which are definitely too much to eat in one go. Itâ€™s very important to get the young baking and making smaller versions of tea-time favourites is a great way to get them excited.â€
Mary Berry adds: â€œBaking is huge fun and offers a real sense of well being and achievement and, of course, home-baked treats are delicious. Itâ€™s so welcoming for children when they come home from school and are given something home-baked for tea.
The Great British Bake Off really inspired everyone to make their own cakes and bread. And the great news is that thereâ€™s a new Great British Bake Off on BBC2 in 2011.â€
Cooking is shown to be at the very heart of a family home â€“ the survey revealed that 44% of British cooks learned from their parents, whereas only 6% learned at school and 6% from packet instructions
We are also embracing technology when it comes to finding new recipes â€“ two thirds of us use recipes we have found online, one in seven have used a food blog and one in 12 have downloaded a recipe app to a mobile phone
The AGA Rangemaster Great British Kitchen Survey was conducted online by Next Big Thing/OnePoll with 3,000 respondents interviewed.
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