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Christmas pudding Recipes

The very word 'pudding' conjours up all sorts of rich, gooey and gorgeous images in people's minds.

So, at Christmas, a time when decadence and excess are part of any menu, why not make your own delicious Ultimate Christmas pudding? It's guaranteed to make everyone feel festive and your kitchen smell incredible.

If the traditional Christmas pudding isn't to your taste delight your guests with the incredibly easy Chocolate Raspberry Pavlova, a sure fire winner at any time of year but especially at Christmas. 

We have even more ideas for Christmas desserts and Christmas side dishes.

Posted by Nigella      Serves 8-10

The traditional sauce for Christmas pudding is a "hard sauce", that's to say brandy butter but I can't help feeling that this corner-cutting…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Makes 12-14 slices

This recipe is my own but at the same time a conflation of a couple of Italian Christmas must-haves: the glorious, fruit-studded panettone…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 8-10

You just cannot beat a pav in summer, and in particular this dark beauty. The crisp and chewy chocolate meringue base, rich in cocoa…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 8-10

I don’t deny it: there is something unattractively boastful about calling one’s own recipe “ultimate”. But…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Makes enough for 2 x 500ml tubs

In my view, there is no bad way to eat chestnuts, ever: my greatest – and exquisitely extravagant treat – is a marron…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Makes about 12 slices

This is a sleight of hand, or a trick of equipment rather than an act of brilliance. True, the cake does look incredibly complicated…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Makes 36

This is the way I make my mince pies, and there is no changing me or them: they are small, to be popped straight into the mouth in…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Makes about 10 slices

This is the perfect cut-and-come again cake for any time of the year. It lasts for ages, but has the squidgy fabulousness of something…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 8

Cool, satiny ice cream with a cranberry syrup so jewel-bright and shiny it could be made of molten lip gloss. My great aunt used to…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 10-16 as part of the feast

Christmas pudding isn’t for everyone and, even though I have faith in my pudding’s ability to convert, there’s no…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Makes approx. 12 slices

This is somewhat of an Anglo-American enterprise. I have taken a pecan pie, and added other nuts, simply because for me, the English…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Makes 10-12 slices

There are few more popular ways to end a dinner party than with a fallen chocolate cake – the cakes are so called because they…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Makes about 10-12 slices

I just throw everything into a pan, let the heat from the stove send buttery rum and citrus juices permeating into the currants, sultanas…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 8

It's not hard to think of a pudding that can be made in advance. But mostly the advantage is simply that all the effort is upfront…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Makes 12

There is a wonderful poetry to the name of this pudding which, thankfully, once eaten could never be forgotten. It's an old, old recipe…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Makes 10-12 slices

This is another of my maternal grandmother's recipes. I've changed it a bit, not least substituting dark rum for her juice and zest…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Makes about 12 fat slices

I know the recipe looks finicky, and I can’t promise it’s a doddle, but it works easily and you will soon find you are…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Makes 10 fat slices

This is the fruity blonde sister to that brunette temptress, my chocolate fruit cake from Nigella Christmas. It delivers, as promised,…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 6-8

A warming, welcoming pud full of seasonal spice that can be thrown together in a matter of minutes. Truly a pudding to give thanks…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 12

I've long been tinkering about with a bottle of Bailey's, seeing how it could best be called upon in the kitchen, and I think, with…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 8-10

This is incredibly easy to make; even if you're stressed out, it won't topple you over into nervous collapse. It's such an accommodating…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 12-14

I don't think I could write a book that didn't include a recipe for trifle somewhere - and this, I tell you, is the trifle to end…Read on

Posted by rosiecammish      5 jars

Mince pies have always been the first treat of the festive season in my household. However, I have always dreaded coming acoss a bitter…Read on

Posted by thecrazyartist      as many as needed

Express and instant mouthfuls of Christmas treats.Read on

Posted by kmumby      Makes 3 good sized rolls

For even more ideas take a look at these simple Christmas cookie recipes - easy enough to make with the kids.