Baking expert Dr. Oetker has worked with Mich Turner to create yummy Mini Pudding Bites, perfect for little hands to create. A modern twist on the classic Christmas cake, these delicious mini cakes make perfect gifts for carol singers or an extra special treat for children and their friends.
For the Cake
675g left over cake – using different cake will vary the end result
50 g chopped mixed nuts
50g cocoa powder
25g crystallised ginger
1 tsp Dr. Oetker Natural Almond Extract
2tbsp orange juice
2 tbsp brandy
For the Topping
200g Dr. Oetker White Chocolate Chips - melted
Dr. Oetker Regal-Ice Ready to Roll Green Icing
Icing sugar to dust
1-2cm Holly cutter (optional)
Dr. Oetker Brights Writing Icing (Red)
1. To make the puddings - crumble your leftover cake into a basin and add the remaining ingredients. Add sufficient liquid to give a moist yet firm consistency. Kids will love getting their hands into the bowl to help mix the ingredients together.
2. Take a tablespoon of mixture at a time and roll into bite-sized balls. Place on a clean baking tray and then refrigerate for 20 minutes.
3. Meanwhile melt the Fine Cooks’ White Chocolate Chips in a clean bowl over a pan of simmering water until smooth. Allow to cool. Remove the puddings from the refrigerator and use a teaspoon to pour the white chocolate gently over the top and sides of each Christmas pudding. Children should be supervised – the chocolate will be hot
4. To decorate, start by making the holly. Knead the Regal-Ice Ready to Roll Green Icing on a clean work surface lightly dusted with icing sugar and roll out thinly. Let the kids safely stamp out holly shapes using a cutter, then place on a piece of crinkled aluminium foil to firm and create a 3D shape and texture
5. Position a holly leaf on the top of each pudding and allow to set. Finish by piping 3 red berries on each pudding using red Writing Icing.
These Christmas Puddings will keep for seven days. Store in a clean, dry container and present on a glass plate, Christmas dish or individually placed in mini festive cake cases.
Cooks Tip: For convenience you can use a ready bought sponge cake and mincemeat rather than making your own for these mini Christmas pudding bites.