Thursday, December 12, 2013

Christmas Pudding Truffles with Chocolate and Rum

Christmas Pudding Truffles with Chocolate and Rum

Yum!!!!  I sent Mr Beach House off to work with several of these little morsels this morning, with a "don't operate machinery, directly after downing one of these" warning, as they sure pack a punch. They also seem to get better and better with age.


If your baking threshold stops at deconstructing Christmas pudding into crumbs and re constructing it mixed with chocolate and rum, then this recipe is totally for you.  It's easy and delish and will impress all those in your social circle this Christmas.


I have just downed 2 with a cuppa, whilst I write.  Oh the pleasure that brought me, was well worth the guilt I feel now.  Christmas is definitely not for dieters, is it?


I used strawberries for toppers, because I love them, but if you want to make these several days ahead, I recommend glace cherries


Christmas Pudding Truffles with Chocolate and Rum
Makes 18 large truffles, or
32 small truffles

750g Christmas Pudding ( I used the Coles one....beautifully moist)
50g butter melted
1/3 cup cocoa
2 tablespoons caster sugar
1/4 Cup Rum
100g white chocolate melts
Strawberry tips or Glace cherries

Crumble the pudding into small pieces, in a large bowl.
Melt butter on a medium heat, on the stove.  Add cocoa and sugar and stir until dissolved.
Remove from the heat and add rum.
Add butter mixture to pudding crumbs and stir well to combine.
Roll into balls.  Use a dessert spoon for larger balls or a heaped teaspoon for smaller balls.
Melt White chocolate melts, according to the directions on the packet.
Spoon a small amount over each ball.
Allow 5 minutes for chocolate to go tacky.
Top with strawberries or glace cherries and serve.
If you are not using strawberries these will keep for several day in an airtight container.


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18 comments :

  1. They look sooooooo good. I love the fact you have added chocolate, which to my mind makes them irresistible. Definitely pinning these. Love your blog by the way!!!!
    Amy xxx

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    1. Thanks Amy so nice to hear from you.
      Carolyn

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  2. The look too pretty to eat! Hope hubby and the work crew enjoyed them :)

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  3. These are really festive, Caro. Just gorgeous. What a great idea for anyone who has a few too many puddings lying around. Very cute xx

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  4. Oh wow. They look sooooo goooooood.
    Leanne @ Deep Fried Fruit

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  5. Now you have me craving chocolate at 10am! They look delicious

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  6. These look amazing, and I'd love to try making them... For those of us in the States who aren't familiar with the pudding base... What is it? Is it something I can find here?

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    1. Hi Denise
      It must be a British dish, as here in Australia, we have pretty much adopted all their Christmas traditions. It is sometimes referred to as plum pudding and is made with dried fruit such as raisins and orange peel. They are often doused in brandy, lit up with a match and brought to the table, whilst still in flames.
      It is dressed with holly as well. It is served with cream and a brandy custard.
      Hope this helps and I am surprised they are not part of the American Christmas. I know you guys dumped alot of British traditions after the War of Independence, so maybe the Christmas Pudding was lost to American culture from that time on.

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  7. Oh these look devine! I have pinned so I don't forget where I saw this recipe. Lovely photographs too! No...Christmas certainly isn't for dieter's LOL

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  8. These are adorable! For those who don't drink, do you think orange juice would sub for the rum?

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    1. Hi Emma
      Not orange juice, but perhaps orange essence or even some orange rind. Or perhaps just leave it out all together. The chocolate would still be lovely, but perhaps put in a bit more. Happy experimenting.
      Carolyn

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  9. Carolyn, I must say I've very impressed with how perfect the 'icing' is - I bet that's no easy feat! Just gorgeous and yes Christmas is NOT for those on a thin mission :)

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  10. They look delicious. I'll be bookmarking and pinning so that I can make them to take along to the family Christmas lunch.

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  11. All I can manage to say is OMG! They look awesome. I know if I had one of these, I would have to eat the whole plate!

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  12. I've made some of these for our dessert table Christmas night Carolyn. I'm favouring a trio of small desserts instead of one big one. There are too many to choose from. Thanks for linking up to Thriving on Thursdays. You're a great friend and I appreciate your support on the blog. Merry Christmas and a prosperous 2014.

    Anne xx

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    1. Thanks Anne and thanks for all your terrific support as well. I got your email. Thanks and I shall ring you once I get there. Merry Christmas

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    2. Ps I hope you enjoy the truffles. They get better with age.
      Carolyn

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