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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Whisky and honeycomb parfaits with brandy snaps

Festive desserts

Whisky and honeycomb parfaits with brandy snaps

Pull out the stops with this boozy dinner party dessert recipe: smooth whisky and honeycomb...

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Tres leches cake with white russian syrup

Tres leches cake with white russian syrup

A Central and South American classic combined with the flavours of a white russian cocktail;...

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Galette des rois au chocolat

Festive desserts

Galette des rois au chocolat

Richard Bertinet’s chocolate twist on this traditional French tart is an ‘ooh-la-la’ alternative to Christmas...

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Rich chocolate mousse with macadamia brittle

Chocolate mousse recipes

Rich chocolate mousse with macadamia brittle

The classic chocolate mousse is partnered with a sweet macadamia nut brittle. You can make...

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Caramelised clementine and almond trifle

Make-ahead Christmas dessert recipes

Caramelised clementine and almond trifle

Make this ultimate trifle recipe with soft sponge, caramelised clementines, thick custard, cream and an...

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Hazelnut meringue cake

Festive desserts

Hazelnut meringue cake

This showstopping dessert combines layers of hazelnut meringue and sherry chocolate cream topped with chocolate...

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Sherry panettone

Christmas baking recipes

Sherry panettone

This boozy panettone recipe is made with sherry-soaked sultanas and raisins – as well as...

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Spiced fruit, mascarpone and muscat semifreddo

Make-ahead Christmas dessert recipes

Spiced fruit, mascarpone and muscat semifreddo

This beautiful, fruit-flecked semifreddo is a scrumptious alternative to traditional Christmas desserts and much lighter...

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Pistachio and walnut baklava with honey yogurt ice cream

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Pistachio and walnut baklava with honey yogurt ice...

These delicate homemade baklava are a dainty alternative to traditional Christmas pudding – finish with...

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Salted caramel cheesecake with a dark chocolate base

Festive desserts

Salted caramel cheesecake with a dark chocolate base

Follow the Three Wise Men to Christmas cheesecake perfection with our salted caramel recipe made...

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Chocolate, marsala and coffee torte with macadamia brittle

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Chocolate, marsala and coffee torte with macadamia brittle

This deeply indulgent chocolate and coffee torte recipe makes a decadent dinner party dessert.

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Hazelnut meringue cake with mulled wine pears

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Hazelnut meringue cake with mulled wine pears

This is an indulgent meringue cake that’s creamy in the middle and crisp on the...

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Salted caramel and banana trifle with toffee walnuts

Festive desserts

Salted caramel and banana trifle with toffee walnuts

This salted caramel trifle recipe makes a showstopper dessert for dinner parties.

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Rum and raisin galette des rois

Festive desserts

Rum and raisin galette des rois

Traditionally, the French eat this on the twelfth night of Christmas (5 January), but it...

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Salted caramel swiss roll

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Salted caramel swiss roll

Chocolate sponge, salted buttercream and chocolate ganache frosting all rolled into a swiss roll recipe...

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Christmas pavlova

December seasonal recipes

Christmas pavlova

This decadent, boozy Christmas pavolva is made with caramelised clementine and pommegranate and is perfect...

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Meringue swans with orange custard

Festive desserts

Meringue swans with orange custard

This dessert recipe is a beautiful interpretation of îles flottantes and a real show-off dessert.

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Christmas trifle

Festive desserts

Christmas trifle

Behold the most Christmassy trifle recipe you’ll ever see. Layers of sticky ginger cake, creamy...

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Salted caramel and chocolate profiteroles

Festive desserts

Salted caramel and chocolate profiteroles

This profiterole recipe really is something special, thanks to the addition of salted caramel, and...

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Boozy chocolate and cherry trifle

Festive desserts

Boozy chocolate and cherry trifle

This trifle is a very creative pud that looks lovely on the dinner table. It’s...

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