In a previous post, I extolled the virtues (briefly) of the one tradition our family has established at Christmas time: Christmess Pudding.
Here’s how it goes:
- Every person coming to your party brings up to three pudding items of their choice.
- All items are dumped unceremoniously (or ceremoniously, if you like), into a big bowl. (In some cases, chopping may be required. Also, use your discernment. Things like meringues are sometimes best added just before serving – that’s up to you really. It’s a fun dish to experiment with).
- Stir well.
- If the dessert contains ice cream, freeze until serving. (In fact, it’s usually nice to freeze it anyway).
This year (2011), our Christmess Pudding will contain (among others):
- Ginger biscuits
- Rollo ice cream
- Caramel Treat
- Peppermint Crisp Chocolate
Hmm …. resistance begins to appear somewhat futile.