Thursday, 17 December 2009

If you were a raisin.....

Which would you rather be reincarnated in to?!I have to hold my hands up and admit that the only reason I make a Christmas pudding every year, is so that I can have family together for Stir Up Sunday and that I have to have these!

They are divine! I love them, whole heartedly... and they make my fridge look glamorous!Nigella's Christmas PuddiniTake 350g of left over, or freshly cooked and cooled Christmas pudding, add a good slug of the original booze you used in yours (60ml) and two 15ml tbs of golden syrup, mix it up briskly. Then add 125g of melted,good dark chocolate (I like something a little more bitter, it takes the edge off the sticky, sweet, gooeyness of the pudding) and mix up swiftly again till all incorporated! Done!

Now let the fun commence. Take a small amount and roll in your hands to make little bonbon sized balls! Pop on a plate! It can be messy, Nigella says get some food prep gloves on, but I find if you just slightly dampen your hands with warm water and use the mix when it has cooled down you will be fine and not that messy at all! When all patiently made, and you have a plate full, into the fridge they go to firm up. The icing of these little bad boys, depending on your temperament could be satisfyingly good fun or your idea of hell! But basically what I do now, is chop up a glacier cherry into little bits to make the berries and because I am supremely lazy, I get a green icing pen to draw on the holly leaves! So, drizzle (let it drip down the sides....it looks great!!) on some melted white chocolate and then get-a creating those wee tiny holly sprigs!Of course these also make the perfect gift! I sprinkle mine with a little edible glitter.... because I just can't help myself!

Finally licking this bowl is a purely adult pursuit! And heavenly!Get ready for the rounds of applause when you bring these out for dessert! Thats if you can bear for one of your gorgeous creations to be popped into mouths!!

11 comments:

That Crafty Fish! said...

mmmmmm

LissyLou said...

oooo yummy!!!

Mrs B, you've done it again.....first of all i had to get your gorgeous pink heart mixing bowl and now i want that gorgeous teapot!!!! where from, where from????

xxx

meplusmolly said...

For the record I'm afraid that I don't like currants, raisins, sultanans, mixed peel etc. Nope tis not for me! but I just want to say these look exquisite!! bet they get gobbled up. And edible glitter too!!! could you ask for more?? where did you find it? ;0 X

Suzie said...

Oh my goodness - I made these last week for the first time ever, and boy do they taste good!!! Yours look so gorgeous though...think I need to practise a bit more. Love the edible glitter.

cupcakesandbiscuits said...

I watched Nigella making these yesterday as I was (and still am)knitting like a maniac. I have to say the glitter makes yours better. I LOVE edible glitter particularly the white hologram as when sprinkled with icing sugar it covers any goodies in a blanket of sparkly snow.
Do you think I could tweek this recipe to use gingerbread as I, like meplusmolly, don't 'do' dried fruits. I was traumatized as a child by 'fly's graveyards' at my local bakery. 'Bogging'!!!
X

Mrs B said...

arrrrrrrrrrrrrrr hello lovely ladies!! Wellllllll, edible glitter is this years Christmas theme in the B household! To the point that I sprinkled some on the flowers in the down stairs loo, and mr b came out declaring 'that with this sparkly toilet water, you are really spoiling us, MrsB'!! MsFish my weekend guest is concerned she maybe be peeing sparkles, as it was even added to our Christmas bubbly! So here is where to find your very own, in so many colours it will make your head spin! www.splatcooking.com!

mmmmmmmmmmm Ali, I am not sure about the gingerbread, dark chocolate combo....what I would do (I hope you don't mind I am frightfully opinionated, aren't I?!) is use chocolate loaf, with a good slug of dark rum, a big pinch of mixed spice, for that Christmassiness and then the dark chocolate! I think that would work a treat, be similar with not a fruit in sight! I can understand why they would make you "boke"!! *snigger*

Merry Christmas one and alll!!!! xxxxx

Mrs B said...

oh ps lovely lissy the t pot was a sale bargain, it is made by the fabby Gisela Graham......not sure if she has a sight? I got mine in a random wee shop! xxxx oh and did you know john lewis have the bowl in red too for Christmas, MsFish and I are lusting after it!!! xxx

Mrs B said...

I clearly mean website.....not sight....i am sure she has sight!!! oh lordy too much bubbly consumed clearly! x

cupcakesandbiscuits said...

Thanks for such good advice! Nigella does a good chocolate pudding alternative now that I come to think about it which could work well with your suggestion. I need to magic more hours into these last few days leading up to Christmas I fear, or I'll never get everything done. I'm still a 9 though! No Scrooge-itis in this house.
Ho Ho Ho!!!
XX

Mrs B said...

big kisses to you!! Keep up the 9-er! x

LissyLou said...

thanks....i do love Gisela Graham.