Friday, December 12, 2014

Christmas Pudding - NZ Summer Style - Icecream

I have made this recipe several times, and it is a winner for a hot summer Christmas.  You can prepare it weeks in advance and it is easy to make.

2litre tub vanilla icecream
4T dried cranberries
4T mixed dried fruit
4T brandy

Soften the icecream and tip into a big bowl, stir in the rest of the ingredients.  You can add nuts too if you like.

Line a pudding shaped bowl with gladwrap and tip in the icecream mixture, flatten the top, as eventually the pudding will sit on the flat side.

Freeze overnight.

Next day spread a large piece of clingfilm onto your kitchen bench, and lightly oil.  Heat up in the microwave till melted, 1 large block of white Chocolate.  Spread this onto the oiled clingfilm.  

Get your pudding out of the freezer and upend onto a plate.  Remove gladwrap from it.  Lift the chocolate by the gladwrap it is spread on, and lay over the frozen pudding.  Press down gently, and remove the gladwrap.  You now have a White Chocolate Covered Icecream Xmas Pudding!

Keep in the freezer (wrapped in plastic) until needed.  On the day decorate the top with sugared cherries or sprigs of mint.