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.