Celebrating December with Debic
Christmas waffles in Poland, rice pudding in Iceland, German Christmas Stollen, richly filled Panettone in Italy and Spain or the delightful traditional French Christmas ‘bûche’, a creamy rolled cake in the form of a log. Some traditions will always be there, certainly when it comes to the holiday season! Even if, with a bit of help from Debic, it sometimes takes on a surprisingly modern look.
Every region and every country has its own specialities and customs around the year-end holidays. But they all have one thing in common: we love being together with friends and family. We sit down together at the table for a Christmas dinner, New Year’s drink or festive breakfast. And all these meals can be adorned with something tasty from the bakery. From lovely appetizers to a grandiose dessert, and of course the chocolates and biscuits with your coffee or tea, all in full December style. Every party begins with the bakery!
How did you experience the past year?
The holiday season, with Christmas and New Year as its high points, are a challenging time for the bakery sector. A lovely period, in which professional skill reigns supreme and the artisan baker pulls out all the stops to fill his or her shop(s) with all sorts of classic December specialities through the various feast days. Probably the best time of the year! In France, the holiday creations by renowned pastry chefs are presented in magazines and weekend newspaper supplements as veritable works of art.
But this is far from self-evident. In this period, creativity and efficiency need to be combined in a perfect balance. Certainly this year, when many bakers are struggling with a shortage of staff, rising costs of ingredients and a sky-high energy bill. Lovely Christmas cakes with a unique look have to remain reasonable to produce. Festive pastries to serve with coffee or tea also have to be ready for the customer, despite fewer staff. And classics from the range must also be tempting for younger customers, and preferably be ‘Instagrammable’.
Debic helps you along the way to a distinctive December assortment. In our recipes, we take into account efficiency, a rational structure, a maximum number of manageable processes, the latest trends and of course taste. This holiday season, we present our Snow White with white chocolate mousse and a lychee and raspberry jelly and our Overdose: a pastry based on a brownie and a dark chocolate crémeux. Relatively easy to make and attractive to a wide audience. Classic flavours in a modern guise, that will enable you to stand out as an artisan baker. This holiday season, you shine with Debic!