Make your puds more than good. Make them incredible with these ridiculously great-tasting recipes
On the face of it, Christmas puddings can be pretty meh.
A brown ball of stewed dried fruit with a bit of booze thrown in to make things a bit more exciting? Yes, it's easy to see why creamy trifle or a glorious chocolate fondant might be more welcome at the Christmas dinner table.
But hold up – it might not quite be time to ditch Granny's favourite dessert just yet. Some cooks have brought in the culinary equivalent of the Kardashians' glam squad and have pimped up the humble Christmas pudding.
Check out these puds so good, you'll want to take a selfie with them.
There's not a lot that can't be improved by adding chocolate. This pud takes a trip to the sweeter side with both chocolate, cherries and a good glug of brandy.
Just because it's -5°C outside doesn't mean we can't get a little bit tropical up in here. And the rum and lime flavours infused in this dish might just transport you from the woes of Albert Square to Kingston town.
Hey, it's Christmas. That means you can cover anything you like in a shower of glitter, or wrap it up in a sparkly coat. Pudding is no different; give it the Midas touch with this royalty worthy finish.
OK, could this pudding be any more Christmassy? Spiced gingerbread: check. Cranberries: check. Ginger wine: check check check. It's a bit of beaut once drizzled with that sauce, too.
Since it's 2015, where we add salted caramel to everything, the next rational step is to bring the salty caramel fairy to work on Christmas pudding, right? Right.
Worst case scenario: you're left with loads of Christmas pudding. Not a problem. Just add ice-cream
Perhaps you could even try affogato-ing it up a bit by pouring a freshly brewed espresso shot over a ball of Christmas pudding ice-cream for a Twixmas treat. Or smother it in Baileys, if you're still on a decadent tip.
OK, so it's not technically a Christmas pudding, but who's going to quibble with you when you pull this out, post-turkey?
Like this? Then try these:
- We've got fabulously festive cocktails for people who don't like mulled wine
- Just make Christmas pudding cookies instead
- Howsabout 10 Christmas trees made from food
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