Three million homemade Christmas cakes end up in the bin!

Budding Christmas pudding makers cook up a flop each year, reveals research

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If you’re planning on joining the bake it yourself brigade this Christmas, you aren’t alone. Ten million people will do the same this year – but three million DIY Christmas cakes never make it to the dining table, according to research.

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Research by Sainsbury’s has revealed that while all of us have the best intentions on saving money and getting creative in the kitchen, the majority fais to cook up a storm and end up dumping the homemade disaster in the bin.

The baking efforts cost on average £10 for ingredients, and with most of it being destined for the rubbish bin, we’re wasting around £30 million. Instead of spending the ingredient money on an already perfectly made festive pud or pie, one in five of us spends two hours a week trying to make culinary creations in the kitchen.

However, Sainsbury’s did record a surge in last minute sales of ready-made Christmas puddings last year, with sales jumping 71% in the final few weeks/

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If you’re starting to plan what food treats you’ll be offering the family this Christmas, before you do, make sure you check out our MFM’s ultimate festive food testing.

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