So it was my birthday on Saturday. Also, I might add, it was Sharon Archer’s the day before – happy happy Sharon! But this time of year is always taken over by Christmas stuff so birthdays kind of get lost in the tinsel and trees of the season. That’s fine by me because I really, really, really love Christmas!
Everything from the piped carols in shopping centers to the excitement of opening presents Christmas morning. And the food, of course. The thing I love most about Christmas Day is the plum pudding and, as such, it’s my job every year to make it. So tomorrow I’ll soak the fruit and Christmas morning (when I get home from work!!) I’ll mix it all up and put it in the basin and let it boil for three hours. And then I’ll make the custard – on cream of course! Yum…can’t wait!
But this year I decided I’d also do a frozen ice-cream Christmas pud – given that it’s supposed to be 38 degrees on Wednesday, I think it’ll go down a treat! So that’s what I’ve been doing this morning – making ice-cream magic and, being the food constructor that I am, it’s the easiest and quickest thing to make.
Take cranberries, raspberries, pistachios, crushed up pavlova nests, white choc-chips and some crumbled up cheap fruit cake.
Actually – you can add whatever you like to the mix, everything goes with ice cream, right?!
Smoosh them all into 2L of softened good quality vanilla ice-cream.
Once it’s all mixed in, place into a pudding basin lined with cling wrap. Make sure the cling wrap drapes over the sides. Place in freezer. To turn out just pull on the excess cling wrap and invert.
Mmmm, cool heaven! I’ll tweet and Facebook pics on the big day to let you know how it turns out!
Do you have a favourite Christmas Day food?
I hope everyone has a merry Christmas and a safe and happy holiday season. See you all here in 2014!!