As not everyone loves traditional Christmas Puddings, I’ve put together a collection of 5 Festive Desserts that are all perfect for a special occasion in their own way. Featuring recipes from the #CookBlogShare community.
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I have to admit it is a little early for me to start thinking about Christmas. I’m a 1st of December at the earliest kind of gal.
I went and dove right in to Novembermas on the Food Network last year and binged on Channel 5 and Netflix Christmas movies for a good 6 weeks. And quite frankly by mid December, I was over it.
But needs must and I know I am in the minority – many people are already researching and planning their food ideas. So this week I’ve chosen to showcase some desserts which might just be perfect across December.
Christmas Dinner Ideas
Before we dive into dessert ideas, I just wanted to share some of my favourite savoury recipes which might help in the planning. As a dedicated carnivore, turkey is my main centerpiece of choice but many of my side dishes are vegan and suitable for all.
WHAT IS #COOKBLOGSHARE?
CookBlogShare is a community for food bloggers to share recipes and foodie posts and generally support the food blogging community. The community is centred around the #CookBlogShare linky.
It is a wonderful way for a wide range of food writers, recipe creators and bloggers to come together and share each other’s recipes.
The linky is now hosted regularly by myself and Sisley from Sew White. New members are always welcome to join so make sure you invite your other food blogger friends!
Each week the host chooses a selection of recipes which have been submitted during the previous week to showcase. This week I’ve chosen to showcase some sweet treats that would be ideal for dessert around Christmas or even on the big day itself.
Whilst traditional Christmas pudding with lashings of brandy butter or cream will always likely remain a must for many people, there are just as many of us that aren’t keen. And another bunch of folks who might just want something a little different. Or, lets face it, something a little lighter after a big dinner.
So here are a few options of alternative recipes to try this year.
Double Chocolate Cheesecake
Cheesecakes are always a favourite around Christmas, especially with no-bake options being so quick and easy to make. Plus they are easy to make in advance and store for a day or two until they’re needed to be served.
Christmas Rocky Road
It isn’t all about dessert on the big day. Sometimes we just want some easy festive treats to keep on hand over the holiday period. Bars and slices like rocky road are a great fun to make with no baking. And they’re super customisable too.
BLACK FOREST CAKE – AN ICONIC GERMAN GÂTEAU
With chocolate, booze, cherries and cream, Black Forest cakes are to my mind, pretty christmassy! A little retro, totally delicious and a real Christmas showstopper!
Dense Chocolate Muscovado Cake
My recipe for a single layer, unadorned gooey chocolate cake is super easy, and most importantly super versatile. Keep it classy with simply a dusting of icing sugar and cocoa, pile on the fresh cream for pillowy decadence or create layers and fully frost for a real centerpiece!
Crumble Topped Mince Pies
Ok so mince pies aren’t exactly an alternative dessert idea as such but these are a little different to the norm with their crumble topping. And to make that makes them perfect to serve a little warm with brandy sauce for a smaller, less substantial dessert!
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