Saturday, December 23, 2006

Mini Chocolate Puddings - Christmas treats Part 1

This year for Christmas I thought for that for the first time I would try & be creative & make some festive treats to pack up in boxes & give out to the family for Christmas. The first thing to go in is these minature chocolate puddings, recipe from the Christmas edition of Donna Hay. This is more of an assembly job than a recipe. Note that I doubled the recipe which is suppsoed to make 30 & only ended up with 42 so I must have made them too big. Also with doubling the chocolate started to harden up a bit towards the end making it a bit messy to roll the balls in. as you can see from the photos I totally got the rustic look happening, my chocolate coating & decorating skills far from perfect. I think they taste great though Michael thinks they're a bit rich, he is not much of a chocolate/sweet lover though. Will have to wait to see what everyone else thinks.

Mini Chocolate Puddings

350g store bought Christmas pudding, roughly chopped
1 tablespoon brandy
200g dark cooking chocolate, melted
1/4 cup cachous, (silver decorating balls)

Place the pudding and brandy in a food processor and process until it resembles fine breadcrumbs. Roll teaspoons of the mixture into balls, using a fork dip into the chocolate, place on a baking tray lined with baking paper & decorate with cachous. Allow to set at room temperature for 1 hour.

1 comment:

cathyn said...

I also made these mini xmas puddings (Donna Hay) - I made less than the recipe said. Also I couldn't coat my puddings evenly but everyone who had them loved them and that's what's important.