The best time of year has finally come!! Here are 11 christmas pudding recipes that are great for the holidays…
1. Traditional British Christmas Pudding
Tradition is an odd old thing. I have never made a Christmas pudding before this year – I’ve always had, and greatly enjoyed my mother’s, Christmas simply would not be Christmas without it.
2. Ultimate Vegan Christmas Pudding
The Ultimate Vegan Christmas Pudding. It’s dark, rich, fruity, moist & boozy & so much lighter than the dense, heavy puddings you might have tried in the past!
3. Chocolate Christmas Pudding
We’re also mixing it up for dessert and serving an antidote to the traditional Christmas pudding – Trish McKenzie from Cadbury Kitchen’s Chocolate Christmas Pudding with White Chocolate Custard.
4. Mini Christmas Pudding Truffles
These Mini Christmas Pudding Truffles make a great Christmas Day treat, or even a DIY Christmas gift. They are easy enough to make that even the kids can get involved, and best of all it’s a no-bake recipe. We made ours with a pre-packaged dark fruit cake, but it’s also a great way to use up leftover Christmas pudding. You can also get creative with the decorations; we used chopped up m&ms, but you can decorate yours with any lollies you like!
5. Ice Cream Bombe
The traditional Christmas meal seems to be ever-changing these days. Whether you’re in the ‘Christmas lunch’ or ‘Christmas dinner’ camp, you may not be sitting down to the ubiquitous turkey roast with all the trimmings, followed by Christmas pudding this year. Often a heavy steamed pudding is the last thing you want, whatever the main course, so the search for something special but light begins. How about this festive-looking ice cream dessert? (And it’s not even as unhealthy as it looks!)
6. Christmas Pudding Amaze-Balls
Get in the festive mood with these homemade Chocolate Christmas Pudding protein balls! These energy balls are delicious, sweet and gently spiced. Plus I love the chewy texture when you eat them straight out of the fridge.
7. Donna Hat Frozen Christmas Pudding
The only frozen Christmas pudding recipe you’ll need.
8. Gingerbread Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce
Moist and flavorful this Gingerbread Bread Pudding has all the delicious flavors of your traditional gingerbread with a sweet and creamy glaze.
9. Plum Pudding
Plum pudding is a steamed or boiled pudding frequently served at holiday times. Plum pudding has never contained plums. The name Christmas pudding is first recorded in 1858 in a novel by Anthony Trollope.
10. Christmas Pudding
The making of Christmas Pudding is a British tradition that goes back hundreds of years. In my own house growing up, Christmas dinner would not have been complete without a bowl of steamy hot pudding to finish the meal.
11. Queens Christmas Pudding
The pudding was lovely and moist and packed with a generous amount of fruit and Mr NQN and I devoured it with much relish and then went back for more. I will be saving slices of this to eat with brandy custard when we watch the Royal Wedding tomorrow night on television.