After a nice Christmas spread it is great to enjoy something a little bit sweeter. The traditional dessert option is Christmas pudding served with brandy cream or custard but for those people who are looking to have something a little different this year there are a whole range of options available. Restaurants and other eateries open on Christmas Day will be cooking a variety of desserts on commercial ovens such as a 4 Burner Gas Oven that you can see at www.247cateringsupplies.co.uk/catering-appliances/commercial-ovens-and-ranges/commercial-ranges
Here are some alternative but equally as festive desserts and cakes that you might want to look at instead.
Black Forest Gateau or Cake
This delicious and slightly opulent dessert has been a favourite with many people for a number of years and is a perfect alternative to the standard Christmas dessert. These are traditionally made of a chocolate cake that is soaked in a liquor – usually Kirsch, and the layered with a filling of cherries and then the entire cake is covered with a cream topping that is piped around the edges of the top layer and the sides of the cake. There are alternative balck forest gateau’s available that instead of being soaked in Kirsch are soaked in Rum. So, whatever your spirit of choice you can find something to delight your taste buds.
This is another rich and beautiful decorative cake that has gained in popularity more and more over the years. The vivid red sponge is decorated with a cream cheese frosting which also separates the layers of the sponge. You can find some great recipes online along with some incredible ideas for decorating them in festive themes such as the addition of little snowmen or perhaps a stencil dusting on the top of the frosting.
This is in fact a cake rather than a pudding and in name is mentioned in a number of Christmas carols. It is a historic cake dating back to around the 16th Century in England. It consists of a beautifully moist cake containing the flavours of orange marmalade, cinnamon, nutmeg and figs, figs and more figs. Unlike many of our Christmas desserts figgy pudding is not soaked in any alcohol so if you want to have a booze-free dessert and like the flavour of figs you may want to give this one a try.
What dessert will you be enjoying on Christmas Day? 5