Christmas Pudding Bites
Miniature Christmas puddings, with added chocolate
(minimum order of 6)
As if Christmas pudding itself weren't tasty enough already, we felt that taking it up a level was great idea. So we make the puddings in the traditional way (sorry, no coins or lucky beans inside though), then when they're cooked and cooled, we crumble them and mix them with melted dark chocolate and a generous dose more brandy, and roll them into small balls. We leave them to set then finally top them with a cape of fondant icing and edible holly decorations. Cutest Christmas present ever!
Pudding: Currants (currants, sunflower oil), raisins (raisins, sunflower oil), sultanas (sultanas, sunflower oil), vegetable margarine (sustainable palm oil, rapeseed oil, water, salt, emulsifier: mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids; flavouring, vitamins A & D, colour: carotenes), Fairtrade light brown sugar, gluten-free flour blend (rice, potato, tapioca starch; xanthan gum), gluten-free breadcrumbs (gluten-free flour blend (rice, potato, tapioca starch; xanthan gum), water, free-range egg white, sunflower oil, yeast, caster sugar, white wine vinegar, salt), free-range whole eggs, almonds, mixed candied peel (orange peel, glucose-fructose syrup, lemon peel, sugar, acidity regulator: citric acid; preservative: sulphur dioxide), grated apple, Fairtrade coffee, brandy, orange juice, orange zest, ground nutmeg, ground cinnamon, ground cloves, salt; dark chocolate (cocoa mass, sugar, fat-reduced cocoa powder, emulsifier: soya lecithin, natural vanilla flavouring); brandy.
Fondant icing: Sugar, glucose syrup, palm oil, humectant: E422, emulsifier: E471, stabiliser: E466, preservative: E202, colour: E171.
Holly decorations: Sugar, rice flour, hydrogenated vegetable oils (cottonseed, soya bean), corn starch, thickeners: E460, E407, stabiliser: E322, glazing agent: E904, colours: E129, E110, E102, E133, thickeners: E413, E414, artificial flavour.