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Christmas Desserts: Gingerbread-Brandy Trifle


We end this special week of Christmas Desserts with a show-stopping Gingerbread-Brandy Trifle. This luscious dessert marries layers of gingerbread cake, chopped crystallized ginger, and a creamy filling spiked with brandy, sparkling wine, and black tea. If you don’t want it to be boozie then that’s fine, just omit the brandy and use a non-alcoholic […]

Christmas Desserts: Cranberry, Orange and Almond Pudding


Today’s Christmas dessert recipe is from the dessert queen herself, another top creation from Nigella Lawson. For this she dives in to her freezer and digs out a bag of cranberries and uses them for a lovely looking pudding, just needs lashings of custard! A couple of things you should know about them is that, […]

Christmas Desserts: Bûche de Noël


Firstly, what exactly does Bûche de Noël mean? Well it’s French for Yule Log! Here’s a potted history for you: The traditional bûche is made from a Génoise or other sponge cake, generally baked in a large, shallow Swiss roll pan, frosted, rolled to form a cylinder, and frosted again on the outside. The most […]

Christmas Desserts: Keeping it light with Pomegranate Meringue Mountain


Yesterday, Lucy gave us a recipe by Nigella Lawson. To be honest, when it comes to desserts there is only one person who can deliver and that is Nigella. So here is another recipe by the dessert queen – Pomegranate Meringue Mountain. It is very simple to make as there are really only 3 ingredients. However, […]

Christmas Desserts: Italian Christmas Pudding Cake


It’s Christmas Desserts week! Today’s idea is for an Italian Christmas Pudding Cake from dessert queen Nigella Lawson. It will look wonderful presented to your guests on Christmas Day as an alternative to old fashioned English Christmas pudding. You can get ahead by a couple of days with this recipe too, just adding the finishing […]