Festive desserts

Don’t like Christmas pudding? Try these festive dessert alternatives, including recipes for a salted caramel Yule log and a clementine and almond trifle.

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White chocolate, orange and ginger profiteroles

Festive desserts

White chocolate, orange and ginger profiteroles

We’ve revitalised this 1970s classic with these white chocolate drizzled profiteroles filled with an orange...

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Chocolate Christmas cake

Festive desserts

Chocolate Christmas cake

This glorious cake is a boozy showstopper – strictly for adults only. Slice through the...

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Mocha tiramisu torte

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Mocha tiramisu torte

A decadent dessert layering a pillowy coffee and walnut sponge, boozy mascarpone cream and a...

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Coconut pavlova

Festive desserts

Coconut pavlova

This light-as-air coconut pavlova makes the perfect refreshing dessert for gatherings -especially when topped with...

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Eggnog layer cake

Christmas baking recipes

Eggnog layer cake

Decadent and devilishly boozy, this Christmassy, show-stopping layer cake is strictly adults only. Slice through...

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Lighter Christmas pudding

Christmas pudding recipes

Lighter Christmas pudding

Debbie Major’s fruity, chocolatey take on traditional Christmas pudding is made with panettone for a...

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Bûche de Noël (Yule log)

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Bûche de Noël (Yule log)

Richard Bertinet indulges in this showstopper dessert after a French-style meal, on Christmas Eve. It’s...

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Blackberry and bay poached pear pavlova

Brilliant blackberry recipes

Blackberry and bay poached pear pavlova

Finish a dinner party off with this not-so-traditional pavlova topped with blackberries and boozy, poached...

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Caramelised pineapple and coconut trifle with rum syllabub

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Caramelised pineapple and coconut trifle with rum syllabub

A boozy, fruity trifle with coconut custard is the perfect end to an evening. This...

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Rum custard tart with gingerbread pastry

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Rum custard tart with gingerbread pastry

Boozy custard in a spiced gingerbread pastry is the adults-only dessert your Christmas dinner party...

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Almond sponge and raspberry ripple baked alaska

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Almond sponge and raspberry ripple baked alaska

We’re bringing back the baked alaska – our modern recipe combines almond sponge with raspberry ripple...

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Marbled chocolate cheesecake

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Marbled chocolate cheesecake

Swirls of cream cheese, chocolate, cream and more chocolate encased in a nutty, biscuity shell...

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White and dark chocolate yule log

Festive desserts

White and dark chocolate yule log

This snow white yule log reveals a dark chocolate sponge beneath its white chocolate exterior....

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Brown-sugar meringues with hazelnut butterscotch sauce

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Brown-sugar meringues with hazelnut butterscotch sauce

John Whaite uses brown sugar to give his meringues a delicious caramel taste. Making your...

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Vanilla blancmanges with orange caramel

Boozy bakes and adult puds

Vanilla blancmanges with orange caramel

Debbie Major uses Jersey milk to make this old-school dessert recipe extra creamy, before topping...

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Chocolate coffee meringue roulade

Dark chocolate recipes

Chocolate coffee meringue roulade

A rich roulade that combines meringue, chocolate and coffee is a guaranteed crowdpleaser at any...

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Cardamom marzipan roll with baked rhubarb

Festive desserts

Cardamom marzipan roll with baked rhubarb

If you’re a fan of marzipan then this puff pastry rolled pudding with baked rhubarb...

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Panettone, vin santo berries and zabaglione cream trifle

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Panettone, vin santo berries and zabaglione cream trifle

A master pairing of boozy berries, panettone and creamy zabaglione makes this Christmassy trifle recipe...

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Caramelised orange cheesecake with spun sugar crown

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Caramelised orange cheesecake with spun sugar crown

A pudding that deserves a grand entrance. The caramelised oranges, vanilla filling and mascarpone icing...

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Vanilla and ginger soufflés with blackberry gin sauce

Festive desserts

Vanilla and ginger soufflés with blackberry gin sauce

Impress your guests with this highly sophisticated recipe for vanilla and ginger soufflés, perfect for...

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