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If you're not having Christmas Pudding or mince pies for dessert, what are you having?

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CrepeDeChineWag Sun 06-Dec-15 19:09:27

Looking for glorious special Pudding for Christmas day for those who don't eat Christmas Pudding or mince pies. What are you having?

TheSpottedZebra Sun 06-Dec-15 19:11:53

Yule log, and something appley. And/or maybe a cheesecake. Not super-wow, but we really really like them.

It'd usually be profiteroles in the mix somewhere, but we've slightly od-d on them recently.

ginmakesitallok Sun 06-Dec-15 19:17:24

A pandoro and possibly a berry pavlova, which will of course look just like the photos.

gingerboy1912 Sun 06-Dec-15 19:20:20

Pear almond and chocolate tart served warm with clotted cream
Raspberry pavlova
Cheese board

HermioneWeasley Sun 06-Dec-15 19:20:54

Mont blanc - layers of meringue, boozy cream and chestnut with dark choc 'gravel' and white choc 'snow' on top.

It's insanely delicious.

HeyMicky Sun 06-Dec-15 19:22:13

Chocolate roulade with salted caramel mousse filling and sticky toffee pudding

Cheese is an entirely separate course

HelenaJustina Sun 06-Dec-15 19:24:51

Chocolate sponge pudding with really good vanilla icecream. Then I'm not left with loads left over as non of the DC eat Christmas pudding.

ipswichwitch Sun 06-Dec-15 19:24:55

Trifle. It's the only festive tradition from DH's family I like and do in this house. Others I have not decided to follow include serving steak with the roast dinner but only for the men confused, and the usual festive argument.

FondantFancy66 Sun 06-Dec-15 19:26:45

Chocolate mousse. I'm also planning a ginger cake.

Pootles2010 Sun 06-Dec-15 19:28:57

Chocolate roulade. The filling is whipped cream with white choc mixed in -gorgeous! Looks a bit plain, so I flick melted chocolate over the top in a messy artsy way

youngestisapsycho Sun 06-Dec-15 19:29:33

Mum insists on trifle, kids always want chocolate, so usually a Yule log. Had a cheesecake and profiteroles as well last year, but we have less people this year.

INeedACheeseSlicer Sun 06-Dec-15 19:35:14

I wanted to do a cheesecake, but DD doesn't like them , so now I am slightly at a loss.
DD wants homemade tiffin, but I don't think it is very Christmassy, or desserty, though I have agreed to make it instead of a Christmas cake.
I might make a chocolate and ginger cheesecake for everyone else, and DD can sit there with a slice of tiffin.
Love the sound of the Mont Blanc and the pear and almond tart.

CrepeDeChineWag Sun 06-Dec-15 19:36:12

Thank you! So many mouth watering suggestions here, I'll have one of each! Forgot to mention that can't have nuts which is a shame as the chestnut meringue thingy sounds divine. I'm guessing that it's just not the same without them.

Yule log Christmas eve glutton

Trifle!!! Loooove cold custard, could do a really fancy one with lots of booze in.

Who needs boring old mincemeat products!!!

hazeyjane Sun 06-Dec-15 19:36:59

Nigella's cloud cake with cointreau cream

CrepeDeChineWag Sun 06-Dec-15 19:39:06

ipswichwitch shock just as well really as we all know that red meat prevents women washing the dishes up after

WillSomebodyThinkOfStefan Sun 06-Dec-15 19:42:55

I've not checked yet, but I am hoping that M&S are doing their passion fruit mousse again this year (and that the children save some for me).

PitPatKitKat Sun 06-Dec-15 22:32:47

Chocolate Mousse

Higge Mon 07-Dec-15 07:45:32

An orange steamed pudding - maybe marmalade based with either custard or orange cream.

PurpleThermalsNowItsWinter Mon 07-Dec-15 07:52:29

My selection will be Yule log or lemon cheesecake for something lighter tasting.

PennyHasNoSurname Mon 07-Dec-15 07:55:27

Croquemnouche and a fruity thing (either pavlova or cheesecake).

PennyHasNoSurname Mon 07-Dec-15 07:55:56

Croquembouche even

kiggenpaws Mon 07-Dec-15 15:05:34

My DH insists on Viennetta. Which he only has at Christmas, and no other time of the year, because it's special.

Apparently we live in the 1970s....... But it makes him happy!

FurryDogMother Mon 07-Dec-15 15:08:44

Sticky ginger pudding with ginger ice cream smile

DancingDuck Mon 07-Dec-15 15:10:06

I want to make that Mont Blanc now. It sounds delicious.

LemonEmmaP Mon 07-Dec-15 15:30:04

Boozy chocolate brownie trifle from Good Food's 2016 calendar - we are running a year ahead of ourselves! It's chocolate brownies, maltesers, Baileys, chocolate custard and Baileys infused cream - and not a calorie to be seen grin

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