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#1 purpleblackqueen

Posted 09 December 2012 - 02:03 PM

We are having Xmas day at SIL's this year and there are 20-25 of us.

I am on dessert duty

So hit me with some ideas...

Edited by purpleblackqueen, 09 December 2012 - 02:03 PM.


#2 Chelara

Posted 09 December 2012 - 02:06 PM

Pavlova is my favourite.

Lemon tart, mascarpone tart, pudding, trifle, tiramisu??

#3 *cough*

Posted 09 December 2012 - 02:06 PM

Christmas pudding and custard
Pavlova with cream and fruit topping
Caramel Slice
Home made truffles, white xmas, peanut brittle
Lemon cheesecake

I'd make them all is there are that many people.

#4 Glowworm80

Posted 09 December 2012 - 02:09 PM

Trifle...I LOVE trifle. It's a tradition in my family, my gran made the best trifle with sponge doused in sherry, peaches, jelly, custard and cream!

Pavlova
Tiramisu
Shortbread cookies with strawberries and cream
Fresh fruit salad
Creme caramel
Eton mess
Cheesecake maybe a citrus type?

My own version of cassata. Where you get two liters of icecream let it soften, then add whatever you like, crushed biscuit, grated chocolate, violet crumble, smarties glacé cherries, nuts, bit of alcohol... Not too much otherwise it won't set. Then let it harden again, or place it into a loaf tin turn it out and slice.

You can make a kids one with gummy lollies  etc.

Edited by Glowworm80, 09 December 2012 - 02:11 PM.


#5 Andrews mum

Posted 09 December 2012 - 02:11 PM

I slice some panetonne soak it in a mix of booze of choice and coffee ( think we used amaretto last year) and layer it with ice cream.  Can mix the ice cream with mixed fruit for a more 'Christmas pudding' vibe if you like.  I did it in a loaf tin, and then just sliced it, and served it drizzled with more liqueur (could do maybe melted chocolate drizzle for the kids) Easy to make more for bigger numbers and you can do it well in advance.  As a complete stranger who has read of your troubles, hope you mange to have a lovely Christmas.

#6 mum201

Posted 09 December 2012 - 02:12 PM

As a dedication to my late grandfather, trifle albeit without the sherry so the kidlets can eat some.

#7 purpleblackqueen

Posted 09 December 2012 - 02:18 PM

Thank you for all the yummy suggestions.


QUOTE (Andrews mum @ 09/12/2012, 03:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I slice some panetonne soak it in a mix of booze of choice and coffee ( think we used amaretto last year) and layer it with ice cream.  Can mix the ice cream with mixed fruit for a more 'Christmas pudding' vibe if you like.  I did it in a loaf tin, and then just sliced it, and served it drizzled with more liqueur (could do maybe melted chocolate drizzle for the kids) Easy to make more for bigger numbers and you can do it well in advance.  As a complete stranger who has read of your troubles, hope you mange to have a lovely Christmas.



Thank you for your wishes, I have tackled 1 major task over the weekend, so am now starting to feel more calm and at ease..

#8 FeralLIfeHacker

Posted 09 December 2012 - 02:20 PM

Always pudding and custard for me or it doesn't feel like xmas. I do cold rock style icecream bar for the kids - icream mixed with crushed honeycomb, m&m's, oreos etc
Cheesecake.
This year I want to do a few recipes from the Nestle desert book but haven't decided what- something chocolate and or caramel

#9 Wise Old Owl

Posted 09 December 2012 - 02:25 PM

We are having -

Trifle
Christmas decorated chocolate mud cake
Fruit cake
Mince pie shortbread (not sure what the official name of these are called but they are in Coles and yummy)

People can have a choice then what they would like.

#10 strawberrycakes

Posted 09 December 2012 - 02:26 PM

I'am making an icecream cake but as yet have not decided on flavour.  There will also be pudding, caramel macadamia pie & a pavlova.

#11 ubermum

Posted 09 December 2012 - 02:33 PM

I do a chocolate ripple cake with the biscuits and whipped cream. I line a cake tin with glad wrap and make it in that so it is easier to store it in a crowded fridge. When it comes time for dessert, unmold it onto a plate and decorate with crushed flake or peppermint crisp. It is always one of the first things to be all gone.

#12 ~THE~MAGICIAN~

Posted 09 December 2012 - 02:36 PM

We always have the same thing as that's what everyone likes.

Pavlova (decorated with fresh cream and fresh fruit)
Jelly
Ice Cream
Fresh fruit salad
Custard


Edited by ~THE~MAGICIAN~, 09 December 2012 - 02:37 PM.


#13 Candyley

Posted 09 December 2012 - 02:43 PM

This year we  are doing:
White chocolate tart, Pumpkin pie, Passion fruit coconut cupcakes, Chocolate and peanut butter ice cream cake, Meringues, Egg nog truffles, Raspberry and white chocolate croissant cake and can't remember the last one think it's a lemony type tart

We are a massive dessert loving family and we have a few more people come over boxing day so we make a fair bit

Edited by Shizella, 09 December 2012 - 02:45 PM.


#14 Funnington

Posted 09 December 2012 - 02:48 PM

QUOTE
I do a chocolate ripple cake with the biscuits and whipped cream


I was coming in to comment that no-one had suggested chocolate ripple cake!  So, I second this idea.  It's definitely fail-proof for a non-dessert making person like me.

Jamie Oliver also does a lovely take on the chocolate ripple cake using crushed ginger nut biscuits, cream and orange.

#15 NunSoFeral

Posted 09 December 2012 - 02:56 PM

QUOTE (Shizella @ 09/12/2012, 02:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This year we  are doing:
White chocolate tart, Pumpkin pie, Passion fruit coconut cupcakes, Chocolate and peanut butter ice cream cake, Meringues, Egg nog truffles, Raspberry and white chocolate croissant cake and can't remember the last one think it's a lemony type tart

We are a massive dessert loving family and we have a few more people come over boxing day so we make a fair bit


Sweet baby cheeses.
Adopt me.
Please.
Especially the rasberry and white chocolate croissant cake.
I've never had it, but sounds orgasmic.

#16 skylark

Posted 09 December 2012 - 02:59 PM

I'm doing summer pudding this year and might do a pumpkin pie if I can find my foolproof recipe online (all my cookbooks are in storage at the moment). Was going to do my usual christmas ice-cream cake, but I think I've done it so many times that no one gets excited about it anymore.

#17 purpleblackqueen

Posted 09 December 2012 - 03:02 PM

QUOTE (skylark @ 09/12/2012, 03:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm doing summer pudding this year and might do a pumpkin pie if I can find my foolproof recipe online (all my cookbooks are in storage at the moment). Was going to do my usual christmas ice-cream cake, but I think I've done it so many times that no one gets excited about it anymore.




Can I have the receipe for you Christmas Icecream Cake?? Pleeeeease wink.gif


#18 skylark

Posted 09 December 2012 - 03:10 PM

QUOTE (purpleblackqueen @ 09/12/2012, 03:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Can I have the receipe for you Christmas Icecream Cake?? Pleeeeease wink.gif


I don't have the recipe to hand, but it's from a Womens Weekly christmas recipe article from about 6 or 7 years ago, so it should be online.


#19 FeralLIfeHacker

Posted 09 December 2012 - 03:11 PM

QUOTE (Shizella @ 09/12/2012, 03:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This year we  are doing:
White chocolate tart, Pumpkin pie, Passion fruit coconut cupcakes, Chocolate and peanut butter ice cream cake, Meringues, Egg nog truffles, Raspberry and white chocolate croissant cake and can't remember the last one think it's a lemony type tart

We are a massive dessert loving family and we have a few more people come over boxing day so we make a fair bit


Yuummm.  Pumpkin pie, lemon tart...seriously yumm.

Egg nog truffle sounds so good too.

#20 purpleblackqueen

Posted 09 December 2012 - 03:13 PM

QUOTE (skylark @ 09/12/2012, 04:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't have the recipe to hand, but it's from a Womens Weekly christmas recipe article from about 6 or 7 years ago, so it should be online.



Thank you I will google it


#21 *Ker*

Posted 09 December 2012 - 03:25 PM

Mum does pudding, my sister is doing a fruit cake. I eat neither - I loathe dried fruit. So I'm doing Rocky Road ice cream pudding.

http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/20174/rocky+road+pudding

Really good and really easy - and great for kids, and kids at heart.

We'll probably also have a fruit platter and something else.


#22 ruthlet

Posted 09 December 2012 - 03:35 PM

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Edited by ruthlet, 15 June 2014 - 07:45 PM.


#23 bonnybabe

Posted 09 December 2012 - 03:41 PM

HI PBQ,

Do you have to travel far? I think an eton mess frozen in a tin would be very very easy and would stay frozen if you left it in the tin for a decent drive.  Its like pavlova meets icecream cake, and you just slice it up.  You could use a springform pan for a bigger one... that would feed about 12, and trifle travels pretty well and feeds a lot. or a ripple cake!  You could also buy a belgian choc pudding from woolworths cheaply and bring a container of custard... that should keep everyone happy.

That means you only need to make the trifle close to the day, the others can be done much earlier when you feel like it rather than feeling rushed.

#24 bonnybabe

Posted 09 December 2012 - 03:49 PM

Here PBQ I want to make this:

Meringue and Berry ice cream slice:

350g mixed berries
600ml thick cream
2tbs castor sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
50g store bought mini vanilla meringues (come in a box from woolies)

grease a 1.5lt loaf pan, line with plastic wrap and leave it over hanging.

drop some berries in the bottom of the pan (these will be on top when you turn it out)

whip cream with sugar and vanilla to just before soft peaks (too much and it will taste buttery)

break meringes into chunks, fold into cream with remaining berries.

pour into pan, shake and tap to remove air bubbles, cover with the overhanging plastic wrap, freeze at least 3 hours.  

20 mins to defrost enough to eat.

#25 Candyley

Posted 09 December 2012 - 04:00 PM

QUOTE (gettheetoanunnery @ 09/12/2012, 03:56 PM)
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Sweet baby cheeses.
Adopt me.
Please.
Especially the rasberry and white chocolate croissant cake.
I've never had it, but sounds orgasmic.


Lol that croissant cake is a must at Xmas it really is orgasmic

QUOTE (Mummyone1 @ 09/12/2012, 04:11 PM)
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Yuummm.  Pumpkin pie, lemon tart...seriously yumm.

Egg nog truffle sounds so good too.


Havnt done the egg nog truffles before so hopefully they are as good as they sound!




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