I love these little puddings, they are so quick and easy and just scream Christmas is here! There are many varieties and depending on what country you live in as to whether you call them Mallowpuffs, Royals or Marshmallow Biscuits the chocolate base for this recipe is yummy on its own!
I tend to make these on a day that I am doing lots of other recipes with white chocolate so that the chocolate I melt is never wasted. It is a nice excuse to have a Christmas Baking session so I tend to make these near to Christmas as there will always be somewhere to take them!
There are a few different variations around, the basically you drizzle white chocolate over the mallowpuff, add a red Jaffa and a few sliced green lollies to form the leaves of the holly – easy as that!
You will see from my photo that I have shown you the two different ways of doing the white chocolate and how they look – one way is a bit tidier and easier and that is dipping the mallowpuffs into the white chocolate, however I think that using a teaspoon to drizzle the white chocolate over the mallowpuff gives it a more genuine look of a Christmas pudding and you will get the knack of it in no time!
Another wee tip – I always freeze my mallowpuffs first, this seems to make the biscuit less soft when you add the warm melted chocolate – especially as for us Christmas is in summer time and things are hot and humid!
- Packet of Mallowpuffs
- White Chocolate (I always use blocks of nice stuff rather than cooking chocolate but up to you!)
- Mint Leaves Lollys or green jubes
- I usually freeze the Mallowpuffs ahead of time to ensure the white chocolate does not melt the biscuit but up to you
- Slice the green mint leaves until they are small and look like mini leaves.
- Melt the white chocolate in the microwave or double boiler - if using the microwave melt for 30 seconds, then stir, then 10 second intervals stirring in between until just completely melted and smooth
- Set up your mallowpuffs on a tray
- Using a teaspoon drizzle a small amount of white chocolate over the top of a mallowpuff - using your spoon to gently encourage the chocolate to drizzle down a few sides.
- While the chocolate still melted add the Jaffa to the top and one or two sliced green lollies.
- Pop aside to set and repeat!
- I set mine in the fridge until I need them - if you temper your chocolate you will of course get a better room temp result but I never do 🙂
It is as easy as that! So fun, the kids will love to help or come home to this for afternoon tea on their last day of school!
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