Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat, and in addition to a fattening goose, food blogs everywhere are stuffed with food based gift ideas and recipes for your Christmas feast. As much as I hate to jump on the bandwagon, I can’t totally ignore the season now can I?
Now, not everyone likes Christmas pudding, I for one think those people are a highly suspect but, in the spirit of goodwill, I feel it is my duty to offer up an alternative dessert for the yuletide season.
Every Christmas dinner should end with a treat, something decadent that won’t occupy precious oven space that is reserved for roasting turkey, potatoes and stuffing. (Or in the case of my Christmas this year, roasting duck and root vegetable gratin, I can’t wait!!)
This dessert is just that. Rich creamy mascarpone, (which, incidentally makes a truly excellent accompaniment to Christmas pud) crunchy, buttery, crumbly bits with just a hint of coconut, and best of all booze soaked fruit. I wouldn’t recommend setting light to this one though! (continue reading…)