November 16th, 2021
There is absolutely no doubt that traditional Christmas pudding is a classic and holds a special place in everyone’s heart during the festive season.
However, this does not necessarily mean that it is everyone’s favourite – more and more youngsters these days are turning their noses up at the classic pudding.
This brings us to today’s blog where along with appreciating the importance of classic Christmas pudding, we have attempted to suggest some delicious chocolate alternatives for this festive season.
We say chocolate in particular because Melt Chocolates has a range of fine gourmet choco creations which are a perfect way to celebrate Christmas 2021. What’s more, our festive chocolates make for the best Christmas pudding alternative.
Let’s take a look!
Chocolate is a mood setter and one of the comfiest foods of all. When added to any recipe, it improves the overall texture and taste on the dish. In short, a bit of chocolate makes everything better!
That said, here’s an idea – instead of the original recipe (that you might feel is too rich after the enormous Christmas feast), why not try making a cranberry and white chocolate alternative to the classic Christmas pudding?
In the classic recipe, the use of muscovado sugar is the reason behind the pudding’s molasses flavour. However, you can choose to use less fruit and lighter sugar to get a less dense texture, making the dessert a perfect option for those with a smaller appetite.
Instead of steaming a pudding, you can simply choose to switch the water bath for an oven and create another Christmas classic – a chocolate yule log!
It is a very convenient recipe because the sponge requires minimum ingredients. All you have to do is mix eggs, sugar and cocoa powder – and voila!
You will have an easy to make dessert in no time that is lighter on your tummy for this festive season.
In addition, if you wish to attempt something more complicated, why not make an elaborate layered Christmas chocolate cake, decked up with all the Christmas themed decorations?
Simply use chocolate ganache; it is a timeless topping that makes for the perfect filling for your cake.
To top that, if there are any leftovers from this cake, you can use them to host tea parties later for a memorable day with your friends.
In this category, we have given you the ability to run your imagination a thousand miles an hour because when it comes to ideas, chocolate dessert has no boundaries. You can make whatever you want and all will be counted as desserts in the name of the festive spirit!
While you’re at it, you might want to get a direction for the overwhelming options that you might be forming in your minds. Our suggestion would be to keep the recipe close to a classic pudding; a trifle perhaps is the best and an obvious alternative here.
Another idea is to make a chocolate torte; a beautiful dessert to end your scrumptious Christmas meal with.
If this still doesn’t ring a bell and you’re looking for a lighter yet delicious chocolate alternative, try a white chocolate and berry pavlova. With this recipe, you have the liberty to make the meringue beforehand, just leaving the whipping part for the main day.
With these ideas, you can save time and indulge in some of the most scrumptious desserts of all times!
We say it’s a win-win!
It will tickle your taste buds and nudge the creativity in you and for this very reason, we offer something known as Melt experiences – a place where our experts can teach you how to create the best desserts ever!
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