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which christmas dessert?

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Eddas Tue 21-Dec-10 17:58:03

We're off to MIL for christmas dinner and she's asked each of us to bring along some food for the day, my job is the desserts mmmmmm, but what should I get? If it were left to me it'd be chocolate all the way!!

cece Tue 21-Dec-10 17:59:10

The only choice surely is Christmas pud, cream and brandy butter.

Cyb Tue 21-Dec-10 18:21:30

Profiteroles are a bit lighter

mumzy Tue 21-Dec-10 20:43:40

A pavlova and a boozy trifle using the egg yolks for the custard

MadameCastafiore Tue 21-Dec-10 20:44:53

Am taking pavlova and tiramisu to ILS for Xmas day.

cece Tue 21-Dec-10 20:58:13

Do people really have puddings that aren't Christmas pudding on Christmas day?

Genuine question. I would be gutted if I got something else. Boxing day yes to trifle and pavola but Christmas day! confused

bumpybecky Tue 21-Dec-10 21:03:33

I'm doing Christmas pudding, chocolate and cranberry roulade and banoffee trifle Best bit about Christmas is eating leftover puds for breakfast the next day...

taffetazatyousantaclaus Tue 21-Dec-10 21:04:09

yes it has to be Xmas pud really with brandy butter

at a push you could buy some mince pie ice cream, or mince pies

Greedygirl Tue 21-Dec-10 21:04:48

I am getting a different pudding this year, probably a fancy posh one from M & and my Dad are the only ones who like xmas pud and brandy butter in our house. We haven't bothered with xmas cards this year and next year I am not having a turkey. The year after I plan to be on a beach eating seafood! I am weaning myself off xmas one step at a time.

FrozenChocolate Tue 21-Dec-10 21:07:41

Well if you are not sure, why not take a selection? Say xmas pud, chocolate cake, chocolate profiteroles, blackcurrant cheesecake, banoffee pie....................etc etc etc etc..............

frozenfestiveflo Tue 21-Dec-10 21:10:33

Ooooooh Banoffee trifle - could we have a recipe please.

Back to the point. I am doing Christmas pud with brandy sauce and a chocolate and orange roulade for the non puddingers.

UniS Tue 21-Dec-10 21:15:50

bannoffee pie or chocolate sticky something, christmas pud and something light n fruity should cover all the bases.

IF your doing a choice that is.
Personally I'm not giving a ( real) choice, they can have compote of summer fruits ( from our garden) with home made ice cream in a brandy snap basket and as much clotted cream as they like (or a mince pie).

Greedygirl Tue 21-Dec-10 21:51:59

Choc and orange roulade sounds gorgeous!

frozenfestiveflo Tue 21-Dec-10 22:17:15

Greedygirl it will be if I ever find a miniature bottle of cointreau or else I shall be indulging in a big one!

blametheparents Tue 21-Dec-10 22:26:10

bumpybecky You are so right, leftovers for breakfast. Yum Yum!

Eddas Tue 21-Dec-10 22:49:48

oh wow, came back after wrapping presents to lots of suggestions smile thank you

MIL has 18 for the day, hence the sharing of providing food!

I was planning on buying a selection but in my head christmas dessert is always a chocolate gateau as this was what I always had as a child. Mum always bought christmas pudding but I don't think any of us ate it, maybe Dad did!

I'm not attempting to make anything as I have to work until christmas eve and I don't plan on spending the christmas eve attempting knew cooking which I know would go wrong as i'm hardly Nigella grin Although there will be 6 children at MIL's so I am going to make some fairy cakes with my 2 dc, even I can manage those. Just winkgrin

So far my list to buy is;

Christmas pudding
Mince pies
Chocolate something
Possibly a chocolate log but then if we're making fairy cakes maybe don't need this?
Something fruit based maybe.

And i'll need to buy cream/ice cream/brandy butter?

oo my kinda shopping grin

DandyDan Tue 21-Dec-10 22:56:22

We make a version of the Russian Orthodox Easter dessert "pashka" to celebrate - like glorified cake-mix with cottage cheese and glace fruits and nuts.

panettoinydog Tue 21-Dec-10 23:09:53

yes yes to boozy trifle

Another good one is chocolate bread and butte rpudding

panettoinydog Tue 21-Dec-10 23:10:13

I'm reaaly not that keen on christmas pudding and the dds can't stand it

juneybean Tue 21-Dec-10 23:11:05

We don't eat christmas pud in this house because 2/3 of us hate dried fruit. bleeeeeh

stnikkilarse1978 Tue 21-Dec-10 23:13:21

Xmas pudding is nasty.

I am doing apple and blackberry crumble for xmas day

stnikkilarse1978 Tue 21-Dec-10 23:14:31

But I am also doing xmas pud, mince pies and chocolate yule log as I also have lots of people to cater for.

Plus cheese and biccies of course!

cece Tue 21-Dec-10 23:17:02

LOL. In my family we still talk about the one year that my mum decided to do apple pie instead of Christmas pud...

My poor mother didn't hear the end of it for months... well seeing as we still talk about it... 30 years. LOL

panettoinydog Tue 21-Dec-10 23:17:53

apple pie and crumble too humdrum for christmas It's gotta be Special

emmanana Wed 22-Dec-10 00:23:49

Soak a large handful of sultanas in a little rum, tea, and honey overnight, then drain off excess liquid. Chop up some glace cherries, (bout half a handful) and 3-4 heaped tablespoons of dessicated coconut.
Buy a couple of packs of vanilla blancmage, and make up according to instructions, and before putting in fridge to set, stir in fruit and nuts.
Slightly lighter alternative to xmas pud, and yummy served with a dash of Baileys!

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