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what homemade puddings are you serving this christmas?

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itsnotjustastick Sat 20-Dec-14 12:39:19

not looking for ideas... honestly!!!!

ppeatfruit Sat 20-Dec-14 13:29:52

I'm making easy chocolate mousse and xmas pudding (GF, dairy and alcohol free). Sounds terrible but is delis. Also my own chocolates. Sounds too much work but I go for easy recipes and freeze beforehand.

itsnotjustastick Sat 20-Dec-14 13:32:50

sounds lovley! Ive has gf cake and its always been light and moist

im just looking online now for some inspiration!

darlingfascistbullyboy Sat 20-Dec-14 13:35:17

We need to be gluten free so I'm doing a clementine pavlova here and standard yule log here which I do every year. My mum is doing poached pears here & my brother is doing cheese! I'll have icecream for the children too & I'm going to do pain au choc pudding here on Christmas Eve (obviously not gluten free!).

ppeatfruit Sat 20-Dec-14 13:49:18

I find some of the online recipes are not right for me so I tend to make up mine, I use almond butter and almond oil instead of normal butter, maple syrup and or maple sugar, molasses, instead of sugar. Also fruit sugar because dh is nearly type 2 diabetic.

Darlingfascist The flour free squidgy chocolate log is lovely (it's a Delia Smith recipe) everyone loves it.

TheScottishPlay Sat 20-Dec-14 13:53:59

Mud Pie (Hairy Bikers). DS and DH love it.
Trifle too as I use my granny's trifle bowl.

Tournesol Sat 20-Dec-14 14:00:45

Chocolate and raspberry pots and a brown sugar meringue with forest fruits and cinnamon cream.

Well that is the plan, I haven't made them before so could all go horribly wrong!

HeyMicky Sat 20-Dec-14 14:01:53

The Three Chimneys marmalade steamed pudding and a chocolate roulade

Purplevicki Sat 20-Dec-14 14:05:33

Banoffee pie and marmalade and chocolate bread and butter pudding. Sounds grim but really is lovely!

ZeViteVitchofCwismas Sat 20-Dec-14 14:09:06

A boucnhe noel if i can make it in time

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sat 20-Dec-14 14:12:43

I'm doing some individual puddings so people can have a choice if they want 2 or 3 (they'll be small grin )

I've made a larger Christmas pudding and 4 small ones
I'm doing some small apple pies
Creme Brulee in small ramekins (not from scratch, Devilish puds from Lakeland)
Lemon pudding in a glass (Devilish again) with a spoonful of nice lemon curd, cream and lavender shortbread
Chocolate Brownies (I'm making on Monday) to serve with ice-cream, chocolate sauce (single cream and dark chocolate) and chocolate Flake
Jellies (for the DC) in shot glasses
Trifle (cake, fruit, custard (bought) cream and peanut brittle)

Everything can be made ahead and last minute assembling.

I have vegetarians (DH and I); diabetic (DF) who doesn't like cream/custard or butter;. DH doesn't each chocolate ; DS thinks anything more complex than plain jelly is suspect.

Threeplus1 Sat 20-Dec-14 14:27:37

Goodness me these all sound so posh! I'm making a spiced apple berry crumble with a tin of Devonshire custard if I can find it. We aren't living in the UK and fancy a taste of home. Normally I'm up there with the best of them when it comes to Christmas dinner and desserts, but I'm 11 weeks pregnant and I just feel so crappy right now

mamapain Sat 20-Dec-14 14:37:12

I'm doing spiced cheesecake, Apple and butterscotch yule log, christmas pudding, chocolate mint torte and a christmas pudding cake with mulled wine icing.

It sounds a lot but half is made already and the rest will be made on christmas eve in an afternoon.

Only downside is I hate all baking...

Costacoffeeplease Sat 20-Dec-14 14:40:27

Just four of us for Christmas lunch here so doing a trifle and chocolate roulade with berry sauce

Mousefinkle Sat 20-Dec-14 16:30:41

Yule log and gingerbread chocolate cheesecake.

I made three desserts last year which was a stupid move, most of it ended up getting thrown out. Tried to make a red velvet cheesecake using a recipe from Kirstie's homemade Christmas and it was Feckin awful grin.

serin Sat 20-Dec-14 16:44:45

I am doing the usual trifle but also want to do something with my home grown blackcurrants that have been taking up all the freezer space since summer!

Already made three Christmas cakes (for gifts) and a mountain of mince pies.

TheGirlOnTheLanding Sat 20-Dec-14 17:30:27

Doing a ginger and lime curd cheesecake at DH's request for those that don't like Christmas pud. (Super easy Mary Berry recipe.) I'll put some red currants and holly on it to make it look a bit more Christmassy! And will probably do profiteroles for Boxing Day, although I now fancy clementine pavlova having seen it mentioned here...

ppeatfruit Sat 20-Dec-14 18:00:39

Lucky you serin fenvy You could gently cook them with apple juice and put through a sieve to make juice, or cook with sugar to make jam or jelly (once again sieved) ; it saves all that time de heading and basing them fgrin

CanadianPacific Sat 20-Dec-14 18:07:21

I'm doing Nigella's chocolate salami and Mary Berry's chocolate roulade plus some choc orange truffles.

Basically a shit load of chocolate grin

MindReader Sat 20-Dec-14 18:20:28

I'd like to make a Christmas Pud icecream.
I'm going to buy a good honey ice cream. Whip in food processor whilst still frozen. Melt dark choc into bowl, put ice cream in.
Decant into a pud shaped bowl and freeze.

Not done it before - do you think it will work?

Varya Sat 20-Dec-14 18:36:04

Delia's chocolate truffle torte - very rich, but really delicious!

mummyrunnerbean Sat 20-Dec-14 22:22:56

Lemon meringue pie. And MIL has given me some Christmas cake toppers from her childhood so I'm wondering if I can decorate it so it looks like snow with little houses and trees.

Incidentally, does anyone know if it can be made the day before?? I've only ever made it then served it, but not massively fancying that on Christmas morning!

Nocturne123 Sat 20-Dec-14 22:42:36

River cottage walnut tart and my granny's lemon cream dessert .

I bought a christmas pudding as well just in case anyone fancies it

MyVegasBaby Sun 21-Dec-14 09:03:46

I have a house full for 4 days so have made and frozen brownies, sticky toffee pudding and a big cheesecake. Will also be making a pavlova on Xmas Eve.

I have a not-exactly GF home made Christmas pudding (we use spelt flour and spelt breadcrumbs) and spelt-flour mincepies. I'm considering making a peach and almond bake as well but it might be too heavy, given that it's the height of summer here and it can be quite difficult to even have the Christmas pud!

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