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edited 19 December 2018 at 1:19PM in Old Style MoneySaving
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edited 19 December 2018 at 1:19PM in Old Style MoneySaving
Im going to a xmas party with friends and i have promised to take a pudding. In the past ive made a trifle, a chocolate log and a cheese cake and i want to make something different this year.

Can anyone think of a cheap, easy pudding that looks really good and tastes divine?

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  • IslandmaidIslandmaid Forumite
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    What about Pavlova? If you use the egg yolks to make lemon curd to top it with instead of fruit including a pot of cream would cost £3-4 depending where you shop - I use Aldi
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    Eton mess; chocolate mousse; profiteroles; Charlotte russe.

    Or something more solid? Sticky toffee pudding.
  • VfM4meplseVfM4meplse
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    Nowt more thrifty than crumble :)

    Not v festive though.
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    Strudel made with mincemeat and apple wrapped in filo either a big one or individual squares is relatively cheap and easy to do. Or an apple and cranberry wreath made with ready rolled puff pastry. Served with cream or custard or ice cream whichever is easiest on the night.

    If you fancy a festive pavlova Mary Berry's festive wreath looks and tastes great https://www.bbc.com/food/recipes/christmas_pavlova_20589 , if you want to keep the costs down make custard using the egg yolks instead of the cream.

  • LaineyTLaineyT Forumite
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    Here’s an easy least one made with just three ingredients, a tin of berries in fruit juice (raspberries are best but strawberries or black currants will do at a push but must be in juice not syrup) a bag of pink & white marshmallows and a carton of whipping cream
    Cut the marshmallows into quarters, stir in the berries & juice and leave in the fridge overnight to soak. Next morning whip your cream and stir it into the fruity marshmallows and put back into the fridge for a few hours. It’s like a fruity mousse and never fails to please.
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    LaineyT wrote: »
    Here’s an easy least one made with just three ingredients, a tin of berries in fruit juice (raspberries are best but strawberries or black currants will do at a push but must be in juice not syrup) a bag of pink & white marshmallows and a carton of whipping cream
    Cut the marshmallows into quarters, stir in the berries & juice and leave in the fridge overnight to soak. Next morning whip your cream and stir it into the fruity marshmallows and put back into the fridge for a few hours. It’s like a fruity mousse and never fails to please.

    That sounds lovely....how big is the packet of marshmellows and how big is the carton of whipping cream?
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    Lainey, you genius! Could you use frozen raspberries instead of tinned?
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    kippers wrote: »
    That sounds lovely....how big is the packet of marshmellows and how big is the carton of whipping cream?

    I use a 225g bag of marshmallows with a 300ml carton of cream.
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    Lainey, you genius! Could you use frozen raspberries instead of tinned?

    Hmm, not sure Nargle as it’s acid in the juice that breaks the sweets down iyswim. It was my DM’s recipe and was called pink surprise :D
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    LaineyT wrote: »
    Hmm, not sure Nargle as it’s acid in the juice that breaks the sweets down iyswim. It was my DM’s recipe and was called pink surprise :D
    Frozen raspberries have plenty of acid in them, but the decomposition could take a little longer.

    OP - be aware that this is not a recipe suitable for veggies.
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