On monday I put up my rather elaborate Christmas day food plan. On the dessert table menu was a rocky road christmas pudding. I make this ever year, out of the 6-8 people (not including the children) only two of those like actual christmas pudding. For the rest of us there’s this. Its a great alternative, really easy to make and you can prepare it well in advanced, so ideal if like me your Christmas day meal plan is pretty jam packed with to do’s.
So, heres what you’ll need:
- large pudding bowl
- 400g milk chocolate
- Large share bag of Maltesers
- 70g mini marshmallows
- 8 plain digestive biscuits
- 50g white chocolate
- * Optional* bristle of holly to garnish, I’ve made some up with icing, seen as this particular one is going to Izzy’s nursery for their Christmas party.
The great thing about this is that you can literally throw anything in, nuts, dried fruit ect. I’ve kept this one simple, again because this is going to a nursery class & i’m not sure if any of the kids have nut allergies.
And here’s what you’ll need to do:
First, melt your chocolate in a large bowl, usually I melt my chocolate in the microwave, but because I need a large bowl for this I melt it on the hob, placing the bowl over a pan of boiling water.
Once your chocolate is melted, pour in your maltasers, marshmallows and broken digestives. giving it a good thorough mix.
Next line your pudding bowl with cling film and pour your rocky road mix into the pudding bowl.
You need your mix to be pressed right in, you can do this using the back of a spoon. Pull the left over cling film over the top of your rocky road pudding and place in the fridge to set (this needs to be chilled overnight, so it really does need doing the night before.)
About twenty minutes before you plan on serving your rocky road pudding, pop it out of the pudding bowl and peel off the cling film.
Melt down your white chocolate and using a spoon pour over the top of your pudding, pop it back in the fridge for ten minutes.
Once your white chocolate has chilled a little bit, finish with a festive spring of holly and serve.
The perfect Christmas pudding for those that don’t like traditional Christmas puddings.
The little woman pretends.