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For some reason I'm fixated on what to have instead of Christmas Pud...

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TelephoneTree Thu 22-Sep-16 22:10:30

I ADORE Christmas pud but the kids and DH can't stand it. What alternatives do you do? I need ideas!

roseteapot101 Thu 22-Sep-16 22:25:50

just get a small one for yourself and make something for the family like a trifle or a apple crumble

TheWoollybacksWife Thu 22-Sep-16 22:26:54

I've made this for the last few years. DH has even abandoned Christmas pudding for a slice fgrin

This year I'm really excited as I've found that a local gelato shop sell take-away tubs of their most popular flavours and I've ordered a litre of Ferrero Rocher flavour. The DC may get a small bowlful to share

HardcoreLadyType Thu 22-Sep-16 22:28:17

Christmas pudding icecream?


Bombe Alaska (possibly made with Christmas pudding icecream) for the whole setting the thing on fire bit.

TelephoneTree Thu 22-Sep-16 22:29:50

Woollybacks grin

A bomba alaska sounds divine. I might have that and Christmas pud.

Wonderone Thu 22-Sep-16 22:30:33


Lilaclily Thu 22-Sep-16 22:31:49


bonjournono Thu 22-Sep-16 22:32:17

We had churros with chocolate sauce last year, randomly. It was lovely.

Titsywoo Thu 22-Sep-16 22:36:20

I always have blackberry and apple crumble. Mainly because it's the only pudding I like but it lovely and comforting you earlier before sitting down to watch crap tv in the afternoon grin

OverAndAbove Thu 22-Sep-16 22:57:21

Sticky toffee pudding and custard. Yum!

MerylPeril Thu 22-Sep-16 22:59:35

We always have trifle as we love it.

TelephoneTree Fri 23-Sep-16 06:39:01

Oh god. I love all these. A lot.

Chrisinthemorning Fri 23-Sep-16 07:32:09

We always have Christmas pudding ice cream from an old Australian women's weekly recipe.
Real Xmas pud on Boxing Day when less full

katienana Fri 23-Sep-16 08:22:38

A melting middle chocolate pudding. You could put sparklers in it to get the wow moment when you bring it into the room.

IsItGinTimeYet Fri 23-Sep-16 09:10:04

Pannetone icecream pud is delicious and impressive. Jamie Oliver recipe if I recall.

Babymamamama Fri 23-Sep-16 09:11:38

Last year I found some nice alternatives more like chocolate puddings but in the shape of a Christmas pudding. Without all the grim dried fruit etc. Went down very well with cream.

OhNoNotMyBaby Fri 23-Sep-16 09:12:19

Trifle - it always used to be the law in my house (as a child). I love it still but my children don't really know what it is!

Crystalline Fri 23-Sep-16 09:16:01

Yule Log - there's a great (and pretty foolproof) recipe in Nigella's Christmas book. Can be made a few days in advance, which is handy. We usually have a yule log and a shop bought christmas pudding.

ayeokthen Fri 23-Sep-16 09:16:12

We do Yule Log, some kind of massive gateau, cheesecake and a small Christmas pud. We do have stupid numbers of guests though, so a wide range of food is expected (but never contributed towards!!!)

GlowWine Fri 23-Sep-16 09:26:33

I make Nigellas Irish Cream tiramisu:

Super easy, super tasty, half a recipe fits perfectly into a 2lb loaf tin, and is more than plenty for us 6

AnneLovesGilbert Fri 23-Sep-16 09:27:16

Chocolate roulade or semi freddo, you can make and freeze both way ahead which saves a job!

Some gorgeous ideas on here though, I might have to widen my options this year!

AnotherEmma Fri 23-Sep-16 09:28:11

Chocolate Yule Log. OBVIOUSLY. There is nothing else.

(I can't believe I'm posting on a Christmas thread in September, but I feel that strongly about Yule log!)

70isaLimitNotaTarget Fri 23-Sep-16 11:49:15

I only do Christmas Pudding if we have guests because it doesn't get eaten if its just us. (Though I have this years pudding already fermenting, I made two last year)

We have trifle on Christmas Eve , ice cream for the DC and apple pie for anyone who doesn't like either.

I made a syrup steamed pudding one year, it cooked while we had dinner, we don't eat the pudding straight away.

Barbeasty Fri 23-Sep-16 12:04:44

We have a pudding which is essentially very rich chocolate biscuits sandwiched with a chocolate, coffee and brandy cream. It's been a family tradition since before I was born.

The last few years I've also made a Mary Berry recipe which is basically a bakewell tart but with mincemeat instead of jam.

Thumbcat Fri 23-Sep-16 13:04:53

I'm planning to make Christmassy ice cream sundaes with pieces of mince pie, maybe some sort of spiced orange syrup and topped of with thick cream and some pieces of chocolate orange.

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