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      Cookies, pizza bases and banana bread are among the top treats Brits have been making during the lockdown, according to a poll of 2,000 people.

      A study found that sausage rolls, sourdough bread and lemon drizzle cake are also proving popular, while pancakes topped the poll, with cookies, chocolate cake and cupcakes close behind.

      VE day celebrations seem to have had an influence as well with the quintessentially British scones and Victoria sponge making the top 10.

      It also emerged the time spent baking has increased, with 67 minutes a week now spent kneading, sieving and rolling – compared to just 41 minutes previously.

      And for more than one in four, the additional time they now have has allowed them to be more creative in the kitchen

      The research, commissioned by KitchenAid, also revealed a fifth of those polled have even baked for the first time ever, while 23 per cent of avid bakers have increased their repertoire.

      But a rise in community spirit has seen almost a third deliver their creations to others, including 36 per cent to relatives outside of their home and 23 per cent to neighbours. And a quarter have received baked goods from others.

      The research also found an eighth of those polled feel more confident and creative in the kitchen if they are cooking with someone else, with three in 10 baking with their partner since the lockdown began.

      A further 23 per cent have teamed up with their children, and a tenth have made the most of being at home by cooking with their parents.

      Of the 57 per cent who have baked more than they usually would during lockdown, 68 per cent put this down to having more time while a quarter said they have felt more inspired.

      One in four have been more motivated to bake and 22 per cent have simply felt more creative.

      A further 37 per cent have done more baking as they look to take their mind off other things, with 22 per cent of adults believing the hobby has helped them deal with stress.

      Likewise, 30 per cent of those polled, via OnePoll, get a sense of relaxation from baking and 29 per cent feel creative.

      More than a sixth have even discovered a new found confidence in the kitchen in recent months with 11 per cent following live virtual tutorials.

      Other inspiration has been found on social media (17 per cent), from family members (20 per cent) and on TV shows (12 per cent).

      It also emerged that one in eight now count baking as a new hobby of theirs, with 42 per cent vowing to continue to bake more often after lockdown.

      Top 50 foods people have made at home during lockdown:

      1. Pancakes
      2. Cookies
      3. Chocolate cake
      4. Cupcakes
      5. Scones
      6. Biscuits
      7. Banana bread
      8. Brownies
      9. Victoria sponge
      10. A crumble e.g. rhubarb crumble
      11. Pizza base
      12. White bread
      13. Flapjack
      14. Sausage rolls
      15. A pie e.g. apple pie
      16. Cheesecake
      17. Lemon drizzle cake
      18. Wholemeal bread
      19. Shortbread
      20. Carrot cake
      21. Fruit loaf
      22. Bread and butter pudding
      23. Coffee cake
      24. Doughnuts
      25. Crumpets
      26. Millionaires shortbread
      27. Cinnamon buns
      28. Hot cross buns
      29. Sourdough bread
      30. Meringue
      31. Croissants
      32. Sticky toffee pudding
      33. Fudge
      34. Bakewell tart
      35. Lemon meringue pie
      36. Rainbow cake
      37. Iced buns
      38. Red velvet cake
      39. Banoffee pie
      40. Custard tart
      41. Breadsticks
      42. Marble cake
      43. Macaroons
      44. Drip cake
      45. Blondies
      46. Eclairs
      47. Profiteroles
      48. Souffle
      49. Bundt cake
      50. Pretzels

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