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Festive dessert for those who want to avoid the obvios ones.

Postby Ratatouille » December 1st, 2018, 10:00 am

I am looking for an alternative to Christmas pud or trifle. I suspect many people or their guests long for a change over the festive season. Hence the pineapple and ginger pavlovas I am making for tomorrow's party.
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Re: Festive dessert for those who want to avoid the obvios o

Postby Seatallan » December 1st, 2018, 10:23 am

I sometimes make Syllabub with home made shortbread biscuits and Lemon Meringue Roulade is also a regular Xmas Day pud. This year, I'm making Tiramisu (which I suppose is effectively trifle).
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Postby liketocook » December 1st, 2018, 10:44 am

We made this a couple of years ago and it was well received and looked very festive. https://www.bbc.com/food/recipes/christ ... lova_20589
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Postby Suelle » December 1st, 2018, 11:11 am

I made this one year, but I'm not sure how well an adaptation of the Mont Blanc dessert would go down with French guests, if you're have any:

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyl ... ake-recipe
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Postby Ratatouille » December 1st, 2018, 1:21 pm

Suelle Mont Blanc is of course a French dessert and it would go down well.

There is absolutely not a chance in hell of getting fresh berries here at Christmas - hence my using pineapple and ginger in the ones i made for tomorrow. Another favourite pavlova topping of ours in lychee and passionfruit.
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Postby WWordsworth » December 1st, 2018, 6:29 pm

Lemon posset?
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Postby Catherine » December 1st, 2018, 7:32 pm

champagne Jellies with frosted fruits to decorate
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Postby WWordsworth » December 1st, 2018, 10:12 pm

Nice, Catherine
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Postby TeresaFoodie » December 2nd, 2018, 3:23 am

This once reduced my non pudding loving uncle to tears when I made it for a winter family celebration.

https://www.deliciousmagazine.co.uk/rec ... it-trifle/

Although that is obviously a trifle! :rolleyes:

Would baked apples stuffed with spiced dried fruits served with custard fit the bill, or maybe some kind of variation where thd apple is enclosed in shortcrust?

Belly just rumbled! :lol:

Ooh, apple brown betty? Pears poached in red wine?
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Postby Catherine » December 5th, 2018, 12:25 am

Poached pears in mulled wine
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Postby Lokelani » December 9th, 2018, 11:15 am

I often do something inspired by this recipe:

https://www.sainsburysmagazine.co.uk/re ... iced-cream

We prefer the jelly made with a dry white wine instead, as it was rather sweet. I haven't tried the spiced cream, instead using my lemon syllabub recipe on top.

This one also sounds good but I haven't tried it:

https://www.deliciousmagazine.co.uk/rec ... bub-cream/
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Postby Ratatouille » December 9th, 2018, 3:19 pm

While I love jellies - Champagne, Port wine etc ect at Christmas, the French absolutely hate them and would run a mile rather than eat one,

If I could lay my hands on some liquid glucoes I might be tempted to make delia famous chocolate torte.. Or possibly an Austriam Tipsy cake. I have a stack of meringues etc already made so possibly a very retro meringue glace with hot chocolate sauce?
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Postby patpoyntz » December 9th, 2018, 4:37 pm

Delias chocolate roulade, which I can’t find the recipe for on line...we have that quite often, or this...

https://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/col ... colate-log
We use the bottled prunes in Armagnac which we stock up on each visit to France.

I must say the wine jellies sound fab...they would be my choice after a big meal..the French don’t know what they are missing!
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Re: Festive dessert for those who want to avoid the obvios o

Postby Rainbow » December 9th, 2018, 11:02 pm

Ratatouille wrote:f I could lay my hands on some liquid glucoes I might be tempted to make delia famous chocolate torte.


Rats - these are 2 options I cut & pasted from a discussion on Delia's forum - before it closed!! Hope that might help.

Glucose Syrup for Truffle Torte
For anyone who can't obtain the Glucose Syrup for the above dessert use:-

5 TBSP of water, 
5 TBSP of Caster Sugar

Microwave on medium until the sugar dissolves- allow to cool slightly then use as Glucose Syrup, the results are just the same and will keep in a small bottle if you don't use it all, but to be honest it is so simple there is really no need to keep it, just make fresh each time you need it .

Can you get golden syrup? I always use it in place of liquid glucose and it tastes much better.
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Postby Ratatouille » December 10th, 2018, 9:42 am

Than g which is a good thought.olden syrupks rainbow. I can sometimes get
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Postby Rainbow » December 10th, 2018, 10:36 pm

Think I understood your rather mixed up message, Rats!

Those 2 ideas were both quotes from Delia Online - I've never done it myself ;)
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Postby Ratatouille » December 11th, 2018, 9:44 am

It's this lap top. If I hit the wrong bit of the touch pad with my bracelet as I am sending, it scrambles everything.
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