Christmas desserts

Midwinter is redolent of oranges and saffron – fragrances evoking images of countries less dark and cold than our northern climes. After Christmas dinner, it’s nice to serve something refreshing like an orange salad or citrus ice cream.

Chocolate Blancmange with Coffee-Caramel Sauce

Chocolate Blancmange with Coffee-Caramel Sauce

Chocolate fondants

Chocolate fondants

Rice à la Malta

Rice à la Malta

Swedish-Style Eton Mess Meringue

Swedish-Style Eton Mess Meringue

Panna cotta with mulled lingonberries

Panna cotta with mulled lingonberries

Blackberry Eggnog

Blackberry Eggnog

Lemon Mousse with Salted Crunchy Topping

Lemon Mousse with Salted Crunchy Topping

Baked Alaska with Pistachio and Passion Fruit Ice Cream

Baked Alaska with Pistachio and Passion Fruit Ice Cream

Christmas parfait

Christmas parfait

Gingerbread parfait with lingonberries

Gingerbread parfait with lingonberries

Delicious cardamom flan

Delicious cardamom flan

Orange salad with Christmas ice-cream

Orange salad with Christmas ice-cream

Polkagris panna cotta

Polkagris panna cotta

Chocolate cream with minty meringue topping

Chocolate cream with minty meringue topping

Orange clafoutis

Orange clafoutis

Chocolate parfait with orange

Chocolate parfait with orange

Ginger parfait with med almond brittle

Ginger parfait with med almond brittle

Chocolate and orange semifreddo

Chocolate and orange semifreddo