Today’s trivia is all about the puddings – apparently it is a British Christmas tradition that a wish made during the mixing of the pudding will only come true only if the ingredients are stirred in a clockwise direction. Bah Humbug I say!!!
Speaking of Christmas Pud – here is one of our family’s fav. Christmas recipe. I have made them for years…. & now our children are carrying on the tradition. These can be made well ahead of time & keep beautifully between layers of tin foil in a sealed container in the fridge. They are lovely wrapped in clear celophane with hand made tags on them, I haven’t done mine for this year yet – but I hope to have them done in the next few days, so I will probably come back & add a pic in here & ammend the post.
MINI CHRISTMAS PUDDINGS
(makes about 50 – which sounds alot – but they disappear in a wink!)
1 x good quality 8” Christmas cake Brandy/orange juice/madeira/dessert wine to moisten (about 1/2 cup)
A light sprinkle of mixed spice
White chocolate for melting
Green & Red real glace cherries
Add all of the ingredients in a bowl. Cover with clear wrap & leave in the fridge overnight. The next day, chop up glace cherries onto a plate. Then roll out cake mixture into little balls & place on a cooling rack. Melt some chocolate & working quickly, drizzle chocolate on the top & place a some cherry in the melty chocolate. Cool on the tray, then pack in containers to store.