How to cook chocolate puddings with a Christmas twist
How to melt chocolate
For a silky smooth chocolate melt it gently in a glass bowl over a pot of water, this means the chocolate doesn't burn.
Using a silicone spatula to stir melting chocolate
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Separating & whisking eggs for chocolate puddings
To separate eggs, crack the egg into your hand and let the white of the egg drain through your fingers into one bowl, and pop the yolk into another bowl. For the chocolate puddings, add caster sugar, whisk your egg yolks, then your whites to the perfect consistency.
Adding melted chocolate and egg mixtures
Rather than mixing, fold the chocolate into the egg whites. This ensures that the mixture stays light and fluffy.
Preparing chocolate pudding for the oven
Add your mixture to your butter greased teacups, leaving space at the top for the puddings to rise into.
How to caramelise tangerines
Use maple syrup and Christmas spices to make caramalised tangerines and put a delicious Christmas twist on your puddings.
Caramelising in a non-stick pan
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Adding the final touches
How to add Christmas flavours to a chocolate pudding using tangerine, cinnamon and a pinch of salt.