Little Chocolate Christmas Puddings
700g plum pudding
250g dark eating chocolate, melted
1/2 cup (125ml) brandy
1/2 cup (80g) icing sugar
200g white chocolate melts
glacÃ© cherries, cut to resemble berries and leaves
1. Crumble pudding into a large bowl. Stir in melted chocolate, brandy and sifted icing sugar; mix well.
2. Roll level tablespoons of mixture into balls, place on tray; cover, refrigerate until firm.
3. Melt white chocolate in small heatproof bowl over small saucepan of simmering water. Cool chocolate 10 minutes. Drizzle over puddings to form custard; decorate with cherries.
Note: this recipe makes about 44 puddings and can be made two weeks ahead. Use either bought or leftover homemade pudding.