Serves 0 in 1 Hour
Panna cotta with a twist better than blancmange. I think I'd rather have blancmange over panna cotta.
Serves 4 in 1 Hour, 30 Minutes
This dish can be made in a 1 pint pudding basin or use ramekins or dariole moulds to make individual ones. Thinking back to the autumn glut of apples you've still got left what about making a Charlotte but incorporate some mincemeat to turn it a little bit seasonal. I've left out the obligatory booze but you might like to splash in some rum or brandy just to top up your central heating from within! So flambé the apples then mix them with the mince meat.
Serves 6 in 7 Hours
This is so easy to make and yo can always put your own twist on it by adding a dash of cointreau or other favourite tipple. the recipe will make two puddings that will serve 12 - 16 in total. The bonus of course is that you know what's in the pudding. No funny chemicals and you can even put in a couple of wrapped coins as was the custom before health and safety started to create the culture of fear.
Serves 4 in 2 Hours
What better way to serve a Christmas Pudding. Have it a couple of days after Christmas Day and use up the leftovers. Hmmmm all the flavours of Christmas in one massive hit.
Serves 4 in 1 Hour
Here is a great winter pudding. If you don't like Drambuie then use Cointreau or any other spirit or even leave it out.
Serves 10 in 1 Hour, 10 Minutes
Why not make some novalty mince pies or make tiny ones for petits fours to have with coffee after dinner.
Serves 10 in 3 Hours, 20 Minutes
When I first started my career in catering as an apprentice in Worcester this was one of the desserts I often had to make, and in truth, the long since vanished sweet trolley of the grand hotel restaurants always had a trifle on. So get some nostalgia and make a trifle better than your mum made...not a bit of jelly in sight and plenty of sherry to get up the noses of the puritans!
Serves 500 in 1 Hour, 30 Minutes
Unusual this one but believe me it works with chocolate, banana, honey and rum combinations. Don't be scarred give it a go in the Winter
Serves 4 in 2 Hours, 20 Minutes
Banana Tofu Ice Cream with Butternut & Molasses Pudding on Rum & Raisin Caramel Sauce with Coconut Smoothie Shots This is a dessert that is vegan and I designed it for the first professional Vegan Chef of the Year Competition held by the vegan society. I was runner up.
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