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Bakewell Tart for Christmas Day pudding

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VampireSugarAndCorpseSpice Mon 23-Oct-17 23:09:03

DM is hosting me, DH and DCsx2 for Christmas. She's phoned to say that she has ordered a family size Bakewell Tart instead of "that Christmas Pudding crap" for The Big Day. Inside I'm crying. This is so wrong. So very wrong.

I hate Bakewell Tart. I might have to smuggle in two small microwaveable Christmas Puds anyway. it's what Santa would have wanted

VampireSugarAndCorpseSpice Mon 23-Oct-17 23:10:16

Who serves up Bakewell Tart on Christmas Day? I ask you!

MorrisZapp Mon 23-Oct-17 23:10:33

No your mum is spot on. The trick is, use lots of jam so it's lovely and rich, scrap the icing, and serve gently warmed.

Soooo much nicer than christmas pud.

Chocolatecake12 Mon 23-Oct-17 23:11:23

That is all types of wrong
Is there time to find a new family before Christmas?

Insomnibrat Mon 23-Oct-17 23:12:34

Oh I bloody love a bakewell. She probably thought it would be a bit lighter than a heavy Christmas pud.

I would totally decorate it with loads of edible holly sprinkles too.

AlexanderHamilton Mon 23-Oct-17 23:12:40

Yum yes!

I've had Bakewell Tart for Xmas day pudding a few times. One year it was quite a trek to find a really nice home made authentic one.

I hate Christmas pudding.

VampireSugarAndCorpseSpice Mon 23-Oct-17 23:14:40

Lol @chocolatecake12 - sadly not.

64BooLane Mon 23-Oct-17 23:15:10

I would love the Bakewell but I sympathise. Do just tell her you really look forward to Xmas pud and will bring one along!

VampireSugarAndCorpseSpice Mon 23-Oct-17 23:15:44

Charles Dickens will be turning in his grave.

VampireSugarAndCorpseSpice Mon 23-Oct-17 23:17:08

64boolane I told her that as it was her house, she should serve whatever she wanted. But a little bit of me died as I said that out loud.

WhoKn0wsWhereTheSlimeGoes Mon 23-Oct-17 23:35:50

Oh, I came on to say what a fantastic idea! I love Bakewell tart and hate Christmas pudding.

averylongtimeago Mon 23-Oct-17 23:36:22

Well if i were you I would just take a Christmas pud with you, and eat both!

Makemineacabsauv Mon 23-Oct-17 23:40:07

Could you suggest that your dc make the table settings?! I have shamelessly used dd in this way in the past and she loved it! Made place cards and wrapped up little presents for everyone to go at their places. Yours could just happen to be a mini Xmas pud!!! My dd did go ott on the £1 shop presents she was allowed to choose right enough!!!

mumdebump Mon 23-Oct-17 23:43:52

We had a lovely Bakewell-type tart one Christmas but made with mincemeat instead of jam & some Christmassy spices in the frangipane. Best of both worlds.

BriechonCheese Mon 23-Oct-17 23:57:05

Make Christmas pudding ice cream to go with it.

VampireSugarAndCorpseSpice Tue 24-Oct-17 07:24:05

The thing is, unless you have the full works, doesn't this meal just become an ordinary roast dinner?

So: A) roast.turkey, pigs in blankets, roast potatoes, bread sauce, sprouts, Xmas Pud, mince pies

B) roast.chicken, roast potatoes, broccoli & carrots, Bakewell Tatt.

Which meal is Christmas?

HashtagTired Tue 24-Oct-17 07:32:32

I see what you mean but...
I love Bakewell tart.
I hate Christmas pudding.

I would have preferred something chocolatey like a log instead.

If I were you, I’d just buy the puddings and don’t tell her. Take them with you on the day and just say you don’t like BW tart. She won’t be able to not serve both?

Taffeta Tue 24-Oct-17 07:42:43

I love the mincemeat frangipane pie idea. That’s what we will do this year. DH is the only one that likes Xmas pudding.

WhoKn0wsWhereTheSlimeGoes Tue 24-Oct-17 07:45:57

You definitely need pigs in blankets. That's the one thing that sets the meal apart from a normal roast for me. We dispensed with bread sauce when we realised no one actually liked it.

mumdebump Tue 24-Oct-17 08:04:46

Someone once described Christmas lunch as just Sunday lunch with crackers. But once you’ve eaten all the main course with the extra bits (pigs in blankets, stuffing, bread sauce, etc) who has room for Christmas pudding?

NoWordForFluffy Tue 24-Oct-17 08:12:37

I'd prefer Bakewell tart as I don't like Christmas pudding anyway.

Can't you take a small one with you? I wouldn't be offended if you did that if I was hosting.

Is your mum cooking option B, by the way?

70isaLimitNotaTarget Tue 24-Oct-17 08:51:15

Take your Christmas Pudding , heat it up (you can microwave the small ones) then flame it with brandy.

As the flames die down watch their fsad fenvy little faces as they look at a slab of UNCHRISTMASSY Bakewell .

Actually I love Bakwell Tart/ Bakewell Pudding because it's almond but it's NOT Christmas <<gavel>>

Bettercallsaul1 Tue 24-Oct-17 08:55:17

I totally sympathise. Every year, we cook a Christmas pudding despite the fact that, after the first two courses, no-one has room! We just reheat it and serve it on Boxing Day and days thereafter. I feel strongly that there should be variety of puddings at Christmas - traditional pud, trifle, something chocolatey etc. I like simple fruit salad to finish personally, if I have room for anything at all. I would just take a Christmad pudding with you - and possibly a trifle - in the interests of pudding diversity!

Monkeybunkey Tue 24-Oct-17 08:55:40

I'm hosting Christmas this year and half of the people who will be there don't like Christmas pudding. In previous years I've done a pudding with brandy sauce or brandy butter for those who want it, then made a peanut butter cheesecake as an alternative as well as a yule log and/or cheese and biscuits. I quite fancy the bakewell idea this year though!

Bettercallsaul1 Tue 24-Oct-17 09:04:46

Oh, I've just noticed your Mum is serving chicken before the Bakewell tart! I love roast chicken but would definitely cook something a bit more special and Christmassy on Christmas Day. Otherwise, as you say, what's different from Sunday lunch? That definitely strengthens the case for Christmas pudding as well as Bakewell tart. grin

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