I like the idea of these puddings as you could prepare them up to the baking stage and then put them in the oven just before you’re ready for dessert. If you don’t like using tinned pears you could poach some fresh pears. I think might actually be really nicer.
As mandarins are now in season I thought it was worth sharing this recipe. Using a ready made pastry case or creating one with pastry sheets would make this as it says ‘a quick dessert for the family’ also for visitors I reckon.
This recipe from the Women’s Weekly looks luscious. I’m always looking for recipes that you can make the day before an event, it just makes the workload on the day itself that much easier. I think this one would be a good one to try.
This recipe is in a little pullout booklet from New Idea entitled Wicked Chocolate …. great name. At first I thought it was just a souffle with custard, but then I got to the “cook until firm, allow to cool, remove from moulds and serve with sauce”, so it’s more of a dumpling than a souffle.
This recipe was published 20 years ago in the Women’s Weekly, the lazy way to make it now would just be to use Oreo biscuits, although the making it with unbaked dough would give it a different texture. Your choice!
Individual lemon puddings that you can make for dessert before anyone arrives seem like a great idea to me. As I’ve said before, I like to spend as little time as I can in the kitchen once the visitors have arrived, so these seem perfect – although I would add a dollop of thick cream for serving.