I would really like to make an effort. Its for 10 people. Any ideas please? If i could freeze it in advance it would be great but not essential.
And i have never made dessert in my life
Last year I re-created the raspberry panna cotta from the M&S food book. Made a raspberry jelly, used prosecco instead of cold water and threw in raspberries, left it to set. Then made the panna cotta, poured over the jelly, left to set, then turned it out when was all set, was nom. Not freezable tho I wouldn't think, but doesn't take long to make
Oh, it has to be Christmas pudding!
Check out the odlums website for recipe ideas
Any of these...
Big platter of profiteroles
Banoffee pie (v easy!)
All the above are hassle-free to make.
CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE CAKE
one packet of Maryland choc chip cookies
one good glug of sherry...harveys bristol cream
cream..whipped to soft peaks
dip said cookies in sherry really quickly knock off any excess
sandwich cookies with cream into a log
cover in cream
can use a flake to decorate if you want to get fancy
stick in fridge for a few hours
I made a pavlova for the last two christmas dinners we did (for 5 adults) and it went down a treat so think I will go for it again this year.
I make that with Baileys yummy!! Must try it with sherry!
Blueboots, If you want to do the christmas pudding it is made weeks in advance I made mine 2 weeks ago! and it is just steamed on the day for an hour or so, as others have said Trifle or Cheesecake would be easy enough to do, or you could do a sticky toffee pudding.
Macker2b, I do that with orange juice and cognac! Add a few orange segments for decoration and you have yum on a plate yum...
I always think pavlova is a great dessert after a heavy meal as even if you're stuffed its light and easily eaten. Meringue can be made few days before and cream an fruit added just before serving.