If there something I don’t enjoy it’s Christmas Pudding, unless it comes in a bonbon shape and covered in chocolate and sprinkles: these mini Christmas Pudding Bonbons are a winner in my books.
Not trying to brag or anything, but Italian Christmas Cakes are a whole different world, and to adjust to the English Christmas has been a bit of a challenge.
I used to dislike mince pies, I did not enjoy mulled wine…and now these. I have honestly conquered them all, proudly, in just 10 Christmases.
These though have been made year after year for a bit now, and have been used as Christmas presents for friends and colleagues. The perks of working with a person who doesn’t like chocolate much.
The options are endless.
Milk chocolate, dark chocolate, a mix of the two, covered in white chocolate, covered in caramelised white chocolate… you name it, it can be done.
- 450g Christmas Pudding
- 180g milk chocolate
- 80g white chocolate
- Christmas Sprinkles
- Melt the milk chocolate in the microwave or on a double boiler, until it's smooth and shiny.
- Crumble in the Christmas Pudding and mix well to incorporate all the pudding using a spoon.
- Let it cool down a few minutes, then create the bonbons by rolling the mix between your hands to create a round shape and let it rest on a surface until it's cooler.
- Melt the white chocolate and, with the help of a teaspoon, place on top and let it dribble to the sides a bit.
- Use your sprinkles and decorate.
- Place in the fridge for one hour before packing them or serving them.
- They will last in an airtight container for a week.
These mini Christmas Pudding Bonbons are not only adorable, but also oh so tasty!
And that comes from someone who didn’t like Christmas Pudding, so another win for my second home. Unbelievable!
You can use glacé cherries to decorate, if you can find both the green and red ones – this is what dear Nigella does on the book.
But I love the sprinkles and found some on Amazon from Baking Time Club that are vegan and gluten-free.
Careful with the white chocolate: I am no good at tempering chocolate, hence the spotting on top…oh well.
If you wish to give them out as a present, these will look adorable in a little plastic pouch, closed up with a red ribbon and a little tag. Your friends will love you, trust me on that one.
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