When it comes to a good dessert, we can all say that no matter how full we are, we always make room for it. And Christmas is no exception. It’s the best time to use the excuse of the holidays to overindulge. From rich festive cookies, to traditional trifles, pavlovas, and more…Wellington has a great selection of global Christmas desserts to dive into this Christmas.
Kiwi’s love this traditional meringue-based dessert. It’s a crisp crust and soft inside, normally topped with whipped cream and fruits. Pavlova enthusiasts will be eager to taste the famous unique brown sugar pavlova over at Floriditas. Indeed, it will send your tastebuds to wonderland.
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Another one of the best Christmas desserts normally made with layers of pound cake, fresh fruit, jelly, creamy custard and whipped cream. Whatever your personal preference, many people love to add festive flavours like sherry, chocolate, black forest and berries. The Raspberry Trifle Glasses from Sticky Toffee Patisserie are perfect for Christmas. Alternatively, try making a Summer Berry Trifle yourself.
3. Festive Pies
As the nations favourite dessert dish, there’s no doubt most of us will be tucking into festive pies this Christmas. Read all about the best pies in Wellington for ideas.
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4. Sticky Date Pudding
This British Christmas dessert consists of a sponge cake filling, with chopped dates, usually smothered in toffee sauce. It’s sinfully delicious, and what makes it even more heavenly is if you add vanilla custard, butterscotch sauce and a scoop of ice cream. For instance, try the Sticky Toffee Pudding from Sticky Toffee Patisserie Wellington. These folks are used to whipping up some iconic Christmas desserts.
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The festive season isn’t complete without a cheesecake. Delightfully, we’ve already made a list of the best places in Wellington to find cheesecakes.
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