Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Let's Make. Mini Christmas Puddings

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Let's Make. Mini Christmas Puddings

Article excerpt

TRUFFLES always make a nice present and these ones can be dressed up to look like mini Christmas puddings.

INGREDIENTS: 125g dark chocolate; 75g unsalted butter; 200g Madeira cake (or loaf cake); 50g glace cherries, halved; 50g raisins; 25g pecans; 1/2tsp vanilla extract; 2tbsp icing sugar DECORATION 50g ready to use fondant icing; red and green food colour; 110g icing sugar or Tate & Lyle royal icing sugar; 1/2tsp meringue powder or dried egg white powder (supercook) - omit if using royal icing sugar; 4tsp water METHOD: MELT the butter and chocolate in a large, heatproof bowl over a saucepan of warm water or in a microwave using 15 second bursts and stirring between each burst. Set aside to cool.

Put the Madeira cake in a food processor and whizz to crumbs. Add the cherries, raisins and pecans and pulse until roughly chopped.

Tip the mixture into the bowl of chocolate and add the vanilla and icing sugar. Stir. Put the truffle mixture into the fridge for around one hour. …

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