Something chocolatey - this year the white chocolate wreath thing on the M&S Christmas food advert ! A fb something fruity and lighter which I have yet to pick ! Love a good pudding selection on Christmas Day
Even looks like a Christmas pudding! You can make it with kids in advance. We just use normal shop bought sponge cake rather than panettone, and chuck in maltesers and frozen fruit rather than all the fancy ingredients.
We do little shots glasses of a variety of desserts, usually fruit juice jelly, lemon posset and then one or two others (banoffee pie etc) If you are full they are great and if you aren't then you can have a few.
I only do a Christmas Pudding if we have a full house and even then it's served 2-3 hours after the meal . Leftovers get hoovered up in the following days. Last year I took the pudding up to DParents in the New Year.
DH doesn't eat chocolate so I might buy a couple of small Christmas puddings if he wants that
Steamed syrup pudding is delish , measure everything , put in the mixer bowl, get the steamer set up and prepare the pudding basin -syrup , cut out the greaseproof and foil , then it needs 2 minutes to mix and put on while eating dinner
Apple crumbles - I cook and freeze the apple and make a crumble mix to freeze in a seperate bag , I use half porridge oats / half flour Nice done in ramekins
Creme brulee ( Lakeland do one in a carton ) make in advance and add the sugar and grill as needed
We have trifle on Christmas Eve Boxing Day ( homemade pizza ) is ice-cream and chocolate brownies with hot chocolate sauce (I make the brownies a couple of days ahead)
I fancy one of those lemon sauce puddings but its not special enough for Christmas Day , maybe NY ?
I make ice creams - clementine sorbet, orange and dark chocolate, cinnamon, mulled wine, that kind of thing. Served 70s style in a brandy snap basket. I love ice cream and usually can’t face a massive heavy pud after Christmas dinner.
Mary Berry's chocolate and berry roulade turned into a chocolate log spiced toffee log (doing that for the first time this year so can't say how well it goes down yet...) traditional sherry trifle and kids' chocolate trifle