If you feel that you can brave the shops today, or if you just happen to have a store cupboard full of ingredients, then I’m going to be writing up two of my favourite Christmas recipes which I’m sure you will love. These recipes have become somewhat of a family tradition after finding them in the Nigella Christmas cookbook, and adapting them to my own recipe.
First up are my Christmas pudding truffles. Unlike regular chocolate truffles, these are more reminiscent of the rum truffles that you can get from local delicatessens, that are usually covered in chocolate strands. Delicious!
For my Christmas pudding truffles you will need the following
454g of christmas pudding, heated up and left to cool
150g plain or dark cooking chocolate
30ml of golden syrup
100g white cooking chocolate
I have been making these for so long that I very rarely measure out so my measurements are approximates.
Once the Christmas pudding has been heated and left to cool, break it up in a mixing bowl using a wooden spoon. Add the sherry and syrup and mix until all the ingredients have mixed together.
Melt the chocolate and pour into the mixing bowl and stir. The mixture will go very glossy and shiny.
You may want to wear vinyl gloves for this part but I love to get my hands in! Take small amounts of the mixture and roll into balls and place on a baking tray covered in greaseproof paper. Once you have filled your baking tray, place in the fridge to set and cool.
Decorate by using melted white chocolate drizzled over the top and add the sprinkles before the chocolate hardens (unlike me, who forgot). Let the chocolate drizzle down the sides of the truffles, so it looks like an old fashioned Christmas pud. Pop back in the fridge to set.
Don’t eat them all at once!