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RoganJosh Wed 16-Dec-15 16:57:52

I'm doing a decent main course and cba to make a pudding after doing Christmas Day. I did bought meringues, fruit, cream and also mini eclairs last year so can't do that again.
I could buy a cheesecake I suppose, but am not filled with joy at the thought. What else could I get, ideally from Tesco?

rainydaygrey Wed 16-Dec-15 16:59:05

Pannettone? Yummy and Christmassy.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Wed 16-Dec-15 17:06:58

Why can't you buy the same as last year?
What about Eton Mess ?

Not sure what fresh fruit you'd want but there's frozen raspberries (and they do a really nice Mango coulis in tall thin bottles by the dessert wafers and stuff)

Profiteroles?

Loads of flavours of ice cream, do in small scoops with a melon baller then let everyone choose.
Sauce, fruit (bananas?) chocolate flake, cream?

I think cheesecake is quite heavy after a large meal.

Grumpyoldblonde Wed 16-Dec-15 17:07:15

Something light like lemon Merangue pie?

Treats Wed 16-Dec-15 17:09:42

Yule log. You've got to have one at some point over Christmas.

spababe Wed 16-Dec-15 17:54:38

Make cheats trifle - it's just an assembly job really
In a big glass bowl put
broken up trifle sponges
Glugs of sherry or cointreau or apple juice
a layer of berries eg defrosted raspberries or fresh strawberries or kiwi and mango etc
Whole tub of fresh custard from supermarket
Whole tub of double cream (400nl) whipped to soft peaks
Scattering toasted flaked almonds

two2 Wed 16-Dec-15 20:44:37

Tesco have gu pudding bars that I was very distracted by today, was going to be out for hours so restrained myself though salted caramel or white chocolate

Paperblank Wed 16-Dec-15 21:10:32

Meringue roulade - light and delicious! I may have to assess my freezer space and see if I can squeeze three one in

blueturtle6 Wed 16-Dec-15 21:47:54

Make your on sundaes, get bags of chocolates eg buttons malteasers etc, toffee, choc and strawberry sauces, mini brownies or mini biscuits and squirty cream. All on table every builds there own to taste. Could even go crazy and pit some fruit out.

Chewbecca Wed 16-Dec-15 21:51:59

Do you have a Cook nearby? Theirs are the only shop bought puds I think are authentic enough for Boxing Day.

I make a really easy chocolate tart (chocolate, butter, eggs & sugar & teensy bit of flour, melted together & baked for 20 mins) which is better kept at least overnight. Can dig out recipe if helpful?

MelanieCheeks Wed 16-Dec-15 21:59:38

I've gone for sainsburys salted caramel pecan pudding!

Grumpyoldblonde Thu 17-Dec-15 17:19:22

Chewbecca I would love that recipe if you wouldn't mind?

I had the salted caramel pudding on Sunday, very nice it is too, be warned you only need a little bit, very rich!

Jeanniejampots80 Thu 17-Dec-15 18:57:49

I just bought the M&S large panacotta.... Can't wait

Chewbecca Fri 18-Dec-15 19:10:46

grumpy, here goes:

Melt 200g 70% chocolate and 200g unsalted butter in bain Marie.
Take off heat and mix in 250g caster sugar
Leave to cool a little then add 5 eggs' one at a time, mixing thoroughly with a wooden spoon. Stir in 1tbsp SR flour.
Tip into a 20cm loose bottomed cake tin, bake for 20mins @180 fan.
Leave for 24hrs before removing from tin and eating.
Good with raspberries or similar, and cream.

DinosaursRoar Sat 19-Dec-15 08:14:00

Buy the same as last year, 3 years on the run makes it a tradition and in future years your dcs will be pissing off their Dw/h because it's not proper Boxing Day without eclairs.... smile

Grumpyoldblonde Sat 19-Dec-15 10:26:15

Chewbecca thank you, I will have a go at that this very afternoon.

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