On Tuesday night I found myself in quite a pickle – there was no chocolate in the flat! This was a disaster for me, the girl who eats chocolate on a daily basis, especially as it was far too cold and wet to run to the shops. In the need for something sweet I ran to my kitchen cupboard and scrambled about hoping to find something, anything, even a dried up old hobnob would suffice. To my delight, I found some Angels Delight. Does anyone else hear the words ‘Angels Delight’ and immediately think of their childhood? It was a real treat when my Mum made it for us. We rarely had strawberry or chocolate flavour, always choosing Butterscotch (everyone knows it’s the best flavour).
Feeling a little creative I decided to whip myself up a bit of a fancy-ish pudding and it turned out so well I thought I would share it with you guys. If you’re throwing a dinner party over the festive season, but are a complete kitchen-phobe, then this is the recipe for you. It’s simple, super-quick, but can be made to look a little more elaborate than your average bowl of mouse. It’s also a mega cheap idea, Angels Delight is only 50p a packet, and although I used a whole one for mine, you could make two, maybe even three puddings, out of one sachet.
It’s easy. Just make the Angels Delight (by whisking the powder with 300ml of milk), then pour into something that isn’t a bowl, I chose a jar, but I also though a martini glass could be fun? Or if your doing mini deserts, how about shot glasses? Leave it for about 60 seconds to set (see, super-quick) and then top with cream. Finally add any other toppings you may want. I sprinkled coco powder over mine to give it a little bit of festive flavour, but you could add sprinkles, marshmallows, a cherry, or you could make it uber-Christmassy by sticking a candy cane in it. Go mad!