Budincă festivă | Best Christmas Pudding


This Christmas, would you like to cook like you were born in the Master Chef kitchen ? If so , look no further ! You’re right where you’re supposed to be. This dessert epitomizes the joy that Christmas desserts bring! It not only looks absolutely exquisite; it tastes superb.

The different layers of pudding that has various flavors complement each other so well and the brownie base at the bottom will taste like a sweet melody in your mouth.

This dessert is a phenomenal addition to your Christmas menu and it is not even that hard to pull off . Treat your family and friends this Christmas with this magnificent Christmas inspired dessert. They’ll love you for it.



For the pudding

  • 8 cups milk  OR 1 cup full cream powdered milk + 8 cups water
  • 4 eggs
  • 8 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 5 tsp vanilla essence 
  • ⅛ cup cocoa powder

For the soft brownies

  • ⅞ cups self raising flour 
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ⅜ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¼ cup oil
  • ½ boiling water
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract

For the red pudding 

  • Red food coloring 
  • 3 tsp ginger 
  • 1 tsp coffee granules dissolved in hot water

For the green pudding

  • Mint extract 
  • Green food coloring 

For the garnish 

  • 3 Lindt chocolate balls
  • 3 sprigs of fresh mint
  • 6 strawberries 
  • 5 Oreo cookies crushed 
  • 1/4 cup grated white chocolate 


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. Line a small square baking pan with parchment paper.
  3. Combine the dry ingredients for the brownie mixture.
  4. Mix all the wet ingredients except the boiling water.
  5. Add the wet mixture to the bowl with the dry ingredients.
  6. Slowly add in the boiling water in batches, whisking thoroughly before the next batch.
  7. Place the batter in the prepared baking tray and let it bake for 30-35 minutes or till a wooden skewer comes out clean when inserted.
  8. To make the pudding, place the milk, sugar, and cornstarch in a 2-quart saucepan and mix them.
  9. Heat the mixture over high heat, stirring regularly till it starts boiling (This took about 12 minutes for me).
  10. Crack the eggs in a medium sized  bowl.
  11. Take ¼ of the hot mixture and slowly add it to the bowl with the cracked eggs, whisking vigorously as you do so, so that the eggs do not scramble.
  12. Add the egg mixture to the pot and stir.
  13. Let the hot pudding cook for 3 more minutes before removing it from the heat. (The eggs would have cooked by then).
  14. Equally distribute the pudding into three big bowls.
  15. Add 2 drops of red food coloring, dissolved coffee and ginger powder into one of the three bowls and mix. Place the bowl in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  16. In another add 2 drops of mint essence and 3 drops of green food coloring and mix. Place the bowl in the fridge for 30 minutes.

17.   Place the remainder bowl that has the white           pudding in the fridge as well, for 30 minutes.

18.  To assemble the trifle, cut a small piece of the brownies and place it right at the bottom of the dessert glass.

19.Add the green pudding the red pudding followed by the white pudding.

20.Top the white layer with crushed Oreos , 2 strawberries, fresh mint, grated white chocolate and a Lindt chocolate ball.