Ideas for Christmas Dessert
Here is the menu:
Roasted pork shoulder (tbd on the recipe)
Potato-celery root gratin
Green beans with shallots
I was thinking a panetonne bread pudding, but as breakfast/brunch will include a strata it might just be too much bread and perhaps it should be something lighter. Just thought of maybe chocolate pots?
Crepes are nice and wintry. . I think your menu could end on a nice light dessert based around some sort of citrus fruit so a nice lemon tart may also be good. I heard the Suzanne Goin lemon tart is good.
Ina Garten has a lovely orange/chocolate bundt cake. I believe her recipe calls for mini bundts, but I bake one large one. The flavor is wonderful and citrus is a very festive Christmas flavor. In fact, if you chose a pork shoulder rub with some citrus, it would tie in beautifully. Maybe an orange and fennel salad?
Anyway, it's on the Food Network site.
My at-least-once-during-the-holidays dessert is the Roasted Pear and Amaretto Trifle from epicurious.com. Oh my goodness, what's my favorite part? The delicious roasted pears? The amaretto custard? The crumbled amaretti cookies that add a bit of crunch? The mountain of whipped cream? Oh, and it just all goes together so well. AND you can make it ahead AND it's oddly satisfying to pile the layers togethers.