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Great British Bake Off’s Kim Joy on Gateway

28th October 2019
Posted by Aston Avery

British festivals are steeped in traditions often handed down through generations. However, that doesn’t mean that they’re not susceptible to outside influence. Carved, laid out and incorporated into many Autumnal recipes, pumpkins are actually from Mexico, while Germany and France originally led the charge with the chocolate Easter egg.

Roast turkey only became the centerpiece of the Christmas dinner in the 19th century, introduced in the 16th century from North America following Spanish conquests. Britons remain this culinary sponge, absorbing global influences with new research from Amazon Fresh showing that seven in ten (70%) are open to adapting the traditional dishes they make.

With exactly two months to go until Christmas, Kim Joy has created a recipe to merge Christmas and Chinese tradition together and reflect the diverse culinary scene in the U.K. The mince pie bao buns will give Amazon customers a treat for the taste buds during dessert this Christmas.

Aston spoke to Kim Joy, 2018 Great British Bake Off contestant who was on hand to share her recipe of the dish and also discuss the great international influences that have developed classic British dishes.