I always think people serve too many sweets and desserts, but I’ve made a place at my table for gluten-free Christmas Pudding. The story goes that Great Grandmother Cole had secret recipes for melt-in-your-mouth puddings and cakes. Fortunately for us, her grandson, Albert Cole, found her recipe book and from it, over 60 years ago, created a spectacular Christmas pudding in single servings.
Cole’s Gluten Free Christmas Pudding has all the key flavours you want, Sultanas Raisins, Currents, Brown sugar, Molasses and Candied Citrus Peel, Apples and Spices but it’s free from alcohol, nuts and gluten and because Cole’s suet is made with Palm Oil it’s perfect for Vegetarians.
Here are two ways I serve Christmas Pudding to guests followed by the requisite chocolates, shortbread, grapes and cheese.
Christmas Pudding Prepared Two Ways
I steam individual 112 gram puddings in a large pot and invert one pudding per plate. Here’s a great link from the BBC on steaming.
Alternatively, I break the pudding apart and split the contents into two small juice glasses layered with the topping much like a Trifle.
Topping for your Christmas Pudding
I use the same amount of topping on the individual or the layered pudding. For both, I add my choice of alcohol, Criollo Chocolate Salted Caramel Liqueur, back-spooning it over Double Devon Cream. Um, yes, yummy. If you want a non-alcohol version with the Devon Cream, substitute syrup like Starbucks® Caramel Syrup. For vegetarian bliss, substitute the Devon with Coconut Cream.
I’m a terrible baker and hate to miss this traditional British dish the one and only time I crave it … Christmas! I am so happy to have found this Cole’s product at my local Metro in Mississauga.
I serve Sherry with your Christmas cake and a Tawny Port with grapes and cheese. The Criollo is served with soda or neat in your favourite Scotch glass.
I’m so excited to be sharing recipes from fellow Canadian bloggers under the hashtag #CANRecipe. Food that will give you a flavour of the season – Christmas Classics straight from our
From the top left the dishes are:
Nanaimo Truffles @ Dish’n’ the Kitchen
Dipped Oreos @ The Inspired Home
Mulled Wine @ Maple and Marigold
Bacon Fried Rice @ Allergy Girl Eats
Coles Pudding @ Off The Porch
Chocolate covered Whiskey-Soaked Figs @ Everday Allergen Free
Shortbread Cookies @ Mommydo