Ideas for Christmas Pud- that aren't Christmas Pudding IYSWIM

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No-one in our house likes the traditional Christmas Pudding.
DH and I have trifle for Christmas Eve , I usually steam a Christmas Pudding but it sits woefully in the steamer and doesn't get eaten til Boxing Day.

So this year:

I've got a lovely Portmerion Basin and Jug in the 'Holly and Ivy' pattern. It needs a sponge syrup pud and custard.

Creme Brulee (the Lakeland Limited 'Delish' one in a carton is lovely)

Chocolate Brownie (baked ahead and stored in a tin) with ice-cream, cream and chocolate sauce

Banoffee Pie

Any other ideas?

ChippyMinton Mon 01-Oct-12 18:00:14

Ice cream bombe

iloveholidays Mon 01-Oct-12 18:01:20

We're doing profiteroles I think...

Oooh, ice-cream bombe....

My Portmerion Basin could go in the freezer I reckon.
What flavours do you use?

PurplePidjin Mon 01-Oct-12 18:09:12

Mincemeat cheesecake

ChippyMinton Mon 01-Oct-12 18:12:23

Whatever the DC choose from the Ben & Jerry's shelf blush

imperialstateknickers Mon 01-Oct-12 18:12:41

We mostly hate christmas pud, there will be a small one for the excitement of setting light to it which only three (out of 14 of us) will actually eat more than a teaspoon of.
We've had various other puds, the one that stands out was a meringue roulade filled with chocolate and hazelnut stuff and incredible amounts of whipped cream.

imperialstateknickers Mon 01-Oct-12 18:14:30

Forgot to say we have the unfair advantage of all (four adult daughters and granny) living in same county still so easily able to bring a bit of Christmas Dinner each.

CrackleMauve Mon 01-Oct-12 19:09:01

Sticky Toffee Pudding. Cartmel do a lovely one that you can get in Waitrose. Or direct here: Christmas pudding is bleurgh

WholeLottaRosie Mon 01-Oct-12 19:30:59

Another vote for sticky toffee pudding, Lakeland do one that is 'pudding bowl' shaped.

Lovewearingjeans Mon 01-Oct-12 20:47:19

I made profiteroles last year and froze them ahead of time with cream in and served them defrosted with dulce du leche

Maraki Mon 01-Oct-12 21:14:14

For me tiramisu (with loads of amaretto) is a Christmas desert. Also bread and butter pudding made with panettone. Delia has a recipe for a chocolate roulade (she calls it log) with a chestnut filling that sounds delicious.

tassisssss Mon 01-Oct-12 22:30:19

I have a christmas ice cream bomb with orange sorbet layer. Rather lovely.

I often to pavlova as we all like it and we're usually just the 5 of us. Dh LOVES sticky toffee pudding but way too heavy for after Christmas dinner so I usually have to promise to do it at another point over Christmas week.

lazydays2 Mon 01-Oct-12 22:36:52

I made a delish chocolate and orange pudding last year, I think it was a Gordon Ramsay recipe, had a whole orange in the centre so had a wow factor as well as being scrumpsious.

MerylStrop Mon 01-Oct-12 22:38:24

Sticky toffee pudding
Panettone bread and butter pudding

Hassled Mon 01-Oct-12 22:41:10

I usually do a Pavlova for the non-pudding eaters but am thinking this year I'll try the Mary Berry Queen of Puddings from the Bake-Off.

I have made for christmasses past

A raspberry ruffle cheesecake
Raspberry roulade
Sticky toffee pudding

UniS Mon 01-Oct-12 23:37:48

meringue nests , raspberries, clotted cream, raspberry syrup. sort of individual pavlovas. Light but tasty.

Bannoffee pie is always a good one.

How many people eating OP?

RaisinDEtre Mon 01-Oct-12 23:40:56

choc lava puddings nom nom nom

HoldMeCloserTonyDanza Tue 02-Oct-12 01:23:15

I might make a Baked Alaska but it will depend on freezer/fridge/oven etc space.

And talent, I haven't actually pulled one off yet.

It's DH, myself and 2 DC. DH doesn't eat chocolate (strange man)

Last year I made chocolate cases filled with white chocolate pudding for the DC (served with chocolate spoons).
I've bought the spoon silicone moulds from Lakeland this year.

When my DParents last came for Christmas I bought some tiny (about a dessertspoon) Christmas Puds from Sainsburys. They microwaved in their tray, then I turned them out and flambeed them. smile.
Not seen them since.

TheReturnoftheSmartArse Tue 02-Oct-12 10:42:18

I always do sticky toffee 'cos you can do it in a pudding bowl and Christmas pudding is the work of the devil.

ScienceRocks Tue 02-Oct-12 10:52:14

I hate dried fruit (raisins, currants, sultanas) so most Christmassy puddings are bleurgh to me. This has led me to try something different each year, and Nigella's Feast has proved incredibly useful. So far, her chestnut cheesecake, cranberry and orange pudding and cranberry bakewell have proved popular and not too much hassle.

ShabbyChit Tue 02-Oct-12 11:00:38

Most of my family don't like christmas pud either so I am making Jamie Oliver's Christmas Bombe this year.

I think it will go down well, and you can still make it as christmassy as you like by adapting the ingredients!

fuzzpig Tue 02-Oct-12 12:40:59

One year DH did mini baked alaska type things. We used gluten free chocolate macaroons (he's a coeliac), put a scoop of ice cream on, and then covered with homemade meringue before briefly putting them in the oven, they were AMAZING!

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