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Dessert/pudding on Cristmas Day that's not Christmas Pudding

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KingLooieCatz Sun 29-Oct-17 10:01:27

What do people do if they don't do Christmas Pudding or trifle?

We very rarely make any pudding/dessert at all. We haven't hosted Christmas for a long time but will be this year. Don't think a banana and a frozen tube of yoghurt is appropriate.

Any ideas?

We're competent in the kitchen. There will be 5 people eating, including MIL and FIL who do not have adventurous tastes.

PhilMckrakin Sun 29-Oct-17 10:04:19

I do creme brulee. It's not something we would normally have and everyone loves it.

RaeCJ82 Sun 29-Oct-17 10:05:27

I get whatever yummy desserts M&S sells that year!

Zombiemama Sun 29-Oct-17 10:05:55

A firm favourite is hot chocolate fudge cake with ice cream. Or merengue nests with ice cream and strawberries - always about 4 hours after dinner if we're fit for it!!

GrockleBocs Sun 29-Oct-17 10:06:05

I do a pavlova type thing with cream and fruit.

Nanasueathome Sun 29-Oct-17 10:06:19

Panna cota
Cheesecake

CannotEvenThink Sun 29-Oct-17 10:07:05

My mum's chocolate roulade filled with chocolate mousse and vanilla ice cream.

HundredMilesAnHour Sun 29-Oct-17 10:07:10

We tend to do Yule Log.

abbey44 Sun 29-Oct-17 10:08:25

Mincemeat ice cream. Mix mincemeat with a good quality vanilla ice cream and keep in the freezer. If I'm being fancy, I put it in a pudding bowl and turn in out onto a plate, but out of a tub tastes just as good.

girlywhirly Sun 29-Oct-17 10:11:14

I sometimes make a chocolate roulade, filled with whipped cream and mandarin oranges. It looks like a Yule log, especially when dusted with icing sugar, and orange and chocolate are quite traditional flavours. It is quite rich, but very light.

RustyBear Sun 29-Oct-17 10:12:06

I have always bought the chocolate and ginger puddings which are sold every year by the PA at the school I used to work at. They are made by a company which makes puddings for Fortnum & Mason and are delicious. As I’ve just retired, I’m going to need to remember to order this year, so I’m glad you posted!

Just in case you’re close enough to Wokingham to collect, here’s the link from the school website!

KingLooieCatz Sun 29-Oct-17 10:12:57

Crikey, wasn't expecting so many replies so soon! Thanks everyone.

Creme Brulee is a winner so far. DH and I love it and it's not too far out for the IL's (pasta is exotic in their world). We can have it prepped in advance as well.

My DM always does a hazelnut meringue with cream and raspberries and it's a Christmas highlight but it doesn't feel right to try to do her "thing". Don't think she'd mind!

KingLooieCatz Sun 29-Oct-17 10:14:08

Thanks Ruby but Wokingham would be a bit far we're in Edinburgh. Maybe someone else will find it useful though!

NC4now Sun 29-Oct-17 10:14:10

It’s not Christmas if you don’t do a trifle.
I do a lovely white chocolate, raspberry and amaretto one.

SecretLimonadeDrinker Sun 29-Oct-17 10:18:30

We always do a cheesecake and a fruit crumble.

choccyp1g Sun 29-Oct-17 10:19:32

OP, your mum might like to bring her hazelnut special, but it might be difficult to ask in a way that doesn't pressurize her to do it.

Hulder Sun 29-Oct-17 10:21:33

I made this Yule Log once. It was to die for.

www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/wordofmouth/2012/dec/13/how-cook-perfect-yule-log

Waddlelikeapenguin Sun 29-Oct-17 10:25:50

We do yule log for..yule wink
DIY ice cream sundays - ice cream, sprinkles, sauces, sweets & chopped up brownies for christmas grin kids (actual & at heart) are in heaven & nothing needs done on the day.

Gammeldragz Sun 29-Oct-17 10:26:35

Baileys tiramisu.

cece Sun 29-Oct-17 10:26:55

Have you got guests? Will the be aware of the lack of Christmas pudding? I would be bitterly disappointed if that happened to me as the Christmas pudding is the highlight of the meal (for me).

KingLooieCatz Sun 29-Oct-17 10:39:39

Cece the only guests will be the IL's. We've had several Christmas dinners with them and no one present has ever claimed to be that keen on Christmas pudding.

DM is not coming so it might be a bit much to ask her to do us a hazelnut meringue. She has done it when CD (Christmas Dinner) was at DB's and thereby hangs a tale! Short version she did it for a CD at DB's and it didn't get eaten, everyone was too full as the preceding courses were massively over-catered and served about 2 hours later than planned. DM upset and angry.

whimsical1975 Sun 29-Oct-17 14:49:42

I think your DM would be delighted, rather than anything else, that you wanted to serve her recipe! When my DC's are all grown I'd absolutely love it if they chose to make some of the dishes they've grown up with x

ScaryMonstersAndSuoerCreeps Sun 29-Oct-17 14:54:43

Jaffa Cake Trifle.........

Etymology23 Sun 29-Oct-17 15:09:34

Sticky toffee pudding here, with custard, cream or ice cream as preferred!

Elephantgrey Sun 29-Oct-17 15:09:45

We have the a chocalate pavlova with raspberries. The recipe is from Nigella's Forever Summer.

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