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This is our favourite Christmas pudding and as it’s the third year we make it in occasion of the festivities I’d go as far as to state that it’s becoming a bit of a tradition.

The recipe is courtesy of Jamie Oliver and can be found by clicking on the following link: http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/pastry-cake/winter-pudding-bombe

From the pics below you can see it through the various stages of preparation.

First, once it comes out of the freezer after 12 hours of solidifying, then when it is ready to be served and finally, my personal favourite, when all the ice-cream and delicious ingredients ar revealed as you serve!

We vary the original recipe by using Italian Mostarda instead of glacé fruit and this time we used amarena (sour cherry) ice cream and cherry jam to spread across the inner side of the panettone.


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One of the best aspects of the holiday that just passed is the time spent with loved ones; time spent planning menus, in the kitchen surrounded by delicious scents and spices and time spent around the table tucking into the season’s best.

Here is a peak at the things that made Christmas lunch at the Towers’ special…

Early morning roasting on a chilly Christmas morning is great but peeling and chopping veg for eight people tends to awaken the Scrooge in me…

Mother in law slicing the stuffed capon with special scissors and more than a bit of gusto! On the right traditional Christmas ‘agnolotti’ with braised beef sauce.

And the proof at last…the ‘bomb’, which we owe to Jamie Oliver and deserves a full entry of itself (so more anon),  and slow cooked pears boiled in wine and honey with calvados soaked sultanas and forest fruits for a light but festive alternative to Christmas pudding.


Till next year!

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