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Our favourite Christmas desserts

You’ve just got to love Christmas pudding! From pavlova to trifle, we’ve put together a few dessert options to tempt you with this festive season. Which is your favourite? How many will you make….drum roll please….

The classic Kiwi pavlova
The classic Kiwi dessert will no doubt be out in force this summer – just see how many Menus readers included it in their perfect Xmas dinner menus.

Steeped with whipped cream, strawberries and kiwi fruit, you can’t get much better on a hot summer day. The only problem will be who gets the biggest slice and making sure the cream doesn’t melt!

Traditional Xmas pudding
If you’re the kind of person who enjoys tradition there’s no getting past the Xmas pudding flames and brandy custard to suit. Check out our traditional Christmas pudding recipe and make one of your own this festive season.

It’ll be rude not to have a slice of Christmas Cake
The Christmas cake is by far the strongest pudding of the bunch, in fact we're pretty sure the stuff is indestructible. If you’re making it properly the ingredients are combined well in advance.

Kids of all ages love trifle
You can’t beat the Christmas trifle. However, if you’re uninspired by the classic vanilla dish, how about mixing it up? Nigella Lawson has a delicious recipe for a cherry chocolate sponge trifle. The recipe does include a cherry liqueur but it can easily be removed for the sake of the children.

Brandy snaps – finger lick'n good
As Christmas Day draws to an end, the BBQ embers die down and you’re looking for a late night Xmas snack. Brandy snaps will do the treat! Delicately rolled into easy to eat finger food, this pudding filled with chocolate and cream liqueur will reach the spot. You might need more than one or two…

Ex-pats' favourite Yule Log
Missing the cold nights and woolly jumpers that you usually associate with Christmas time? Why not rekindle the winter atmosphere of the Northern Hemisphere by making your very own chestnut log. Ah yes, just like being at home.

See how Menus readers describe their perfect Christmas dinners and, if you're in the mood, try making your own Christmas pudding.

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