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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Christmas puddings

Thanks to Chittle Chattle for her post which reminded me I hadn't written down the dessert I concocted for Christmas Day.
A few mornings before I had seen Gordon Ramsey make a dessert and we decided that we didn't want a heavy Christmas pudding. I found the ingredients on the web but no instructions and on Christmas Day I couldn't see the programme - I can watch it again now The One Show 21st December - it will probably disappear soon so I must get it down now before I forget.
I don't like cream so decided to substitute marscapone instead of whipping cream and fromage fraise instead of single cream. So here is what I made on Christmas Day. (My substitutions are in brackets)

Sheila's adaptation of a Gordon Ramsey Dessert
Christmas ice cream and fruit sundae

  • Ice Cream (any flavour G R recommends ginger or honeycomb) I used vanilla

  • 200ml double cream
 (marscapone cheese)
  • 100g honeycomb
 (2 frozen crunchies)
  • Caramel sauce
  • single cream 
(fromage fraise)
  • 100g mixed berries (raspberries, blackberries, strawberries etc)

  • 10g sugar
(less - it doesn't really need any!)
  • 2 peeled clementines
 (I forgot to put these in)
  • Chocolate shavings
 - melt chocolate on baking parchment and curl up when not quite hard - do this in a cool atmosphere as the chocolate melts very easily)
  • Crushed roasted hazelnuts

  1. crush nuts
  2. spread caramel sauce into iced glass
  3. put in berries, honeycomb (or crunchies, frozen to make it easy to crumble), clementines
  4. mix caramel sauce, mascapone and fromage fraise
  5. spoon into glass
  6. make an ice cream ball and place on top
  7. more caramel sauce poured on top
  8. spread crushed nuts on top
  9. put chocolate shavings on top
  10. serve

    Sorry I don't have a picture as we ate them all it was agreed that they were much better than Christmas pudding.


Hazel said...

Wow!!!! Sounds delish.

Julie said...


Val said...

Mmmmmm sounds delicious - must have a go at that !

Val x