Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Dolcini (or 'little puddings')

A great way to use up left over Christmas pudding.  I actually had half of mine in the freezer from last year after grossly over-catering as per usual but if you did not have a homemade one then you could use a shop bought version.  Either way the finished article is as pretty as it is addictive.

200 grams of dark chocolate
2 tablespoons of butter
2 tablespoons of maple syrup
500 grams of crumbled Christmas pudding
2 tablespoons of brandy
100 grams of white chocolate
15 glace cherries

Melt the dark chocolate, butter and maple syrup in a bowl over a pan of boiling water.

Cool for a few minutes, then add the crumbled Christmas pudding and and the brandy.

Mix well and then use your hands to shape the mixture into 30 small balls.

Put in the fridge to chill for 1 hour.

Melt the white chocolate in a bowl over a pan of boiling water.

Pipe or spoon the white chocolate on top of each ball and then top with half a glace cherry.

Cool and then start to eat - good luck stopping after only one!!!


  1. wow, what an easy and tasty little sweet bites....
    great job!!!
    Beautifully photographed too......

  2. Thanks so much for your comment. These are very easy but taste wonderful and look very effective for Christmas guests too. The photography is all done by my husband, he is delighted that you like it. If you would like to see more of his photography, you can check out his online photo journal:


    Happy new year to you when it comes and all the best for a 'blogtastic' 2014!

  3. These look yumsy! Great use for leftover xmas pudding. There's always loads left in our house :-)

  4. Thanks for your comment, let me know how you get on if you try these. I warn you, they are pretty addictive!

  5. Hi Mimi - thanks so much for visiting my blog and taking the time to comment. These were a particular high point of the festive season in my house. It is probably not the time of year for you to try them now but if you do at any point please let me know how you get on. All the best.