Each year we have ‘mini Christmas’. Mini Christmas came about because we weren’t able to celebrate with close family and friends on the actual day. So as not to miss out we have a Christmas meal and exchange gifts a week or so before Christmas.
We take it in turns to cook the starter, main course and dessert. There is an unwritten and unconsciously agreed rule that we never have the same thing twice and we never have turkey!
This year, Jed and I were on dessert duty. I dread dessert years because, as anyone who knows me will know, I’m not a pudding person and find it difficult to get inspired about sweet things.
After a good few weekends of extremely difficult (!!) research consisting of watching plenty of BBC food programmes, the Good Food channel and the Food Network channel, I had developed a dessert worthy of a place on the mini Christmas table.
A chocolate orange. Not Terry’s, mine.