I somehow volunteered to make the desert for the dinners and parties on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Not sure how I ended up with all the sweet selections but I do really enjoy making most foods.
Inspiration was easy after I found a few recipes In the paper as well as one for ice cream in the supermarket magazine. I do love a plum pudding with hard sauce but sadly few people seem to want to eat it.
I settled for a chocolate, raspberry and nougat ice cream served with a warm chocolate sauce and fresh raspberries. Our good friends Terri and Paul are gluten free which meant finding ice cream and nougat made with no wheat products. Good old Sara Lee ice cream fitted the bill and after folding through frozen raspberries ,chopped chocolate, and chopped nougat ,I returned the iceceam to the freezer overnight to set.
The desert for Christmas Eve required a little more effort. I lined a metal bowl with the best panettone I could buy ,in the middle I filled it with vanilla ice cream which I had folded in left over pudding crumbs .this mixture is then returned to the freezer overnight.Then on Christmas Eve I whipped up four egg white with one cup of sugar to make a meringue.
Fortunately my hosts had a blow torch and the bomb Alaska was easily finished off.it was then sprinkled with dried and candied fruits and served .
The table woofed it down and declared it delicious !