Sunday, 2 January 2011

Belated Happy New Year

A very Happy New Year to everyone who reads this. I wish you all a very happy and successful 2011.
We celebrated New Year's Eve with two other couples, visiting each other homes for a different food course which turned out to be really good fun. Our house had to provide the pudding, cheeseboard and champagne for midnight (my French friends always have the cheeses before the pudding - does anyone else do this?).

I made 'Florentine Baskets with Brandied Prune Ice Cream' and had a phone call the next day from one couple who said it was the best pud they'd ever had! I have made the ice cream before but not the brandy snap baskets. It's a great Christmassy pudding too.


  1. happy new year to you too!

  2. Looks very well made Mumsy - not to my taste but they look lovely nonetheless! You clever cook!

  3. My mouth is watering looking at that lovely pudding..sounds so delicious.
    Jo xx

  4. Happy New Year
    It does seem to make more sense cheese first.

  5. Thanks for visiting my blog,and also thank you for the lovely comment!
    Your pud looks delicious.
    Happy New Year to you too!

  6. Happy New Year to you Ruth.. May it be full of good times!
    Rather like the look of that scrummy pud.. though considering my usual new year resolutions to lose weight it would not be on my diet sheet!
    Michele x
    P.s Off to Coverack in February to stay at the Watch House. I first stayed there in 1959!!!!

  7. Cheese before pud - my French friends always use a little bread to wipe away the first course from the plate, then the cheese goes on the same plate - saves washing up! Of course, this is only done in the countryside - you probably wouldn't do that in a smart Parisian restaurant...Your pudding sounds divine - lucky friends!

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