The sweetest thing
No Christmas feast would be complete without a dazzling dessert. Whether you opt for a traditional pudding or a modern masterpiece, find something to wow your guests from this year's selection
Why our desserts have the wow-factor
- EXPERT KNOWLEDGE They’re created by talented chocolatiers and pâtisserie experts, who use artisan techniques to craft eye-catching designs
- TOP-NOTCH INGREDIENTS From creamy Belgian chocolate to plump vostizza currants, we use only the best ingredients in our cakes and sweet treats
- CREATIVE IDEAS We’re always on a quest to bring you innovative recipes and flavour combinations, such as our prosecco-laced pudding
For the traditionalists
For some, it just wouldn’t be Christmas without a proper pudding and lashings of brandy butter. If you love a classic-flavoured pud, opt for our 12-month matured intensely fruity Christmas pudding, enriched wih heady brandy, cognac, port and stout. Or, try a twist on the usual: our festive prosecco and orange topped Christmas pudding. This showstopping dessert is studded with juicy, prosecco-laced crismon raisins, then hand-finished with candied orange slices. Whichever you choose, don’t forget our duo of extra-thick brandy cream and brandy butter: the ultimate festive indulgence.
For the whole family
Keep little ones and grown-ups happy with our new Jolly and Holly the Snowmen. Layers of cocoa sponge, chocolate ganache and slightly salted caramel mousse, finished with a white chocolate glaze, they’re full of festive cheer. If you’ve got a crowd coming, our selection of mini tarts, chocolate ganache bites and mini cheesecakes includes something to please everyone. Don't forget to cater for your gluten-free guests, too: keep our Made Without Wheat gluten-free cheesecake on hand. With its layers of Madagascan vanilla on a buttery biscuit base, no-one can resist!
For the trend-setters
This year's selection of innovative new desserts is sure to wow your guests: our Belgian chocolate and cherry dessert is a dreamy combination of chocolate sponge, dark chocolate, white chocolate mousse and a morello cherry compote. Or, try our melt-in-the middle chocolate and salted caramel Christmas pudding. It may look like your usual figgy pudding, but inside, it hides a tempting salted caramel centre. To make it look really special, there's a white chocolate sauce, red lustred biscuit balls, and edible holly leaves to decorate.
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Top tips for a cracking cheese course
- For after a meal, allow 100-125g of cheese per person.
- Ensure the cheeses you serve offer a variety of different styles, textures and flavours. Our British cheese selection is perfect, as it contains smoky Lancashire; creamy brie; deep, tangy Stratford blue; nutty Cornish Cruncher cheddar and salty Kidderton Ash goat’s cheese.
- To serve with your cheese, opt for simple accompaniments to let the flavour shine: think one fruity chutney and a couple of varieties of crackers or oatcakes, along with some fresh figs and dried fruits.
- Store your cheese in the fridge, wrapped in wax paper. Allow to come to room temperature for around 20 minutes before serving, to taste at its best.
- Alongside, as well as the traditional port, consider a sweet wine or a light red wine.
- Cheese is also perfect for parties: our cheese bites board contains a selection of perfectly portioned bites on three table-presentable boards: just add crusty bread.