With Christmas right around the corner you might need some quick recipes you can throw together at the last-minute. That is why I am sharing with you these 3 Simple Christmas Pudding Recipes.
Forget turkey and trimmings — the holidays are the perfect excuse for some delicious desserts. If you’ve got a sweet tooth, you will love these three quick and simple Christmas pudding recipes (just don’t count the calories!)
Snowy white chocolate mousse torte
This torte will suit a large family get-together down to the ground and makes at least 8 generous slices. It’s a fun twist on a classic, with white chocolate and a buttery gingernut biscuit base.
- 200g gingernut biscuits
- 100g salted butter, melted
- 350g good quality white chocolate
- 600ml double cream
- 4 tbsp. milk
Start by crushing the biscuits using a food processor, add them to the melted butter then press into the bottom of a greased and lined, 24cm/9.5 inch cake tin. Melt your chocolate and leave to cool. Meanwhile, mix the milk and the cream and beat with an electric whisk until semi-stiff. Fold the chocolate into the cream with a metal spoon. Stir your mixture vigorously then pour over the biscuit base. Cover with cling film and pop in the fridge for 4 hours or overnight. Take out of fridge a few minutes before slicing.
Authentic Christmas pudding ice cream
Transform boring Christmas pudding into a really unusual and interesting dessert. Kids can help too — they’ll really enjoy crumbling up the Christmas pudding and watching the ice cream maker do its job!
- 600ml of single cream
- 300ml of milk
- 1/2 vanilla pod, split lengthways
- 6 egg yolks
- 125g of caster sugar
- 250g of Christmas pudding, crumbled into pieces
Gently simmer the milk, cream and vanilla pod in a pan for 30 minutes, then leave to cool. Whisk the egg yolks and sugar together until pale and smooth, then re-heat your cream. Add the cream to the eggs, whisking as you go. Transfer back to the pan again and stir continuously until you have a thin custard. Churn the custard in an ice cream maker (yes, the kind you’d normally make frozen desserts with it!), stirring in the Christmas pudding as the mixture starts to thicken. Pop in the freezer until ready to serve.
Salted caramel rum butter
One for the adults, this is a wonderful accompaniment to mince pies, fruit cake or just about anything! You can make your own salted caramel sauce, but if you cheat and use a shop-bought one, you won’t be able to tell the difference.
- 25 ml cold salted caramel sauce
- 150 grams soft unsalted butter
- 25 ml brandy
Beat the butter together with the salted caramel sauce and pour in some brandy to taste. Keep in the fridge until serving.
And voila! Three simple, sweet treats or Christmas that will leave plenty of time for you to tackle the main courses. But with recipes this yummy, you might even be tempted to skip them altogether and go straight to pudding!
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