In honor of the holidays, five yacht chefs have contributed an original recipe to Dockwalk, each with a Christmas flair that will keep you in celebration mode all month long (or longer).
In today’s edition, British/Maltese Head Chef Geoffrey Fisher — who left M/Y Slipstream in 2017 after 10 years with them — reveals his Christmas Pudding Cookies, which are perfect for holiday festivities. Follow him for more delicious creations on Instagram and Facebook at @geoff.the.chef.
Christmas Pudding Cookies
By Head Chef Geoffrey Fisher
Makes 12-14 cookies
150 grams unsalted butter
225 grams soft brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
275 grams plain flour
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 tsp baking powder
150 grams cooked Christmas pudding
100 grams milk chocolate chips
First, cream together the butter and sugar. Add egg and vanilla until combined. Add flour, bicarbonate of soda, and baking powder. Next, mix in then add chunks of Christmas pudding and chocolate chips. Mix well and roll into a sausage shape in clingfilm, firm it up in the fridge, and cut into one-half-centimeter discs. Now, bake on a greased baking sheet at 170 degrees Celsius until golden but still soft. Cool on a wire rack, then enjoy!
What’s your favorite holiday dish that you look forward to every year?
Chocolate Yule Log, because it brings back so many memories as a child.
What makes this time of year so special for you?
Well, now I'm off yachts…I get to spend it with my family!
Any holiday cooking tips for other superyacht chefs?
Make sure you’re stocked up, prepped, and ready to go. The guests and the crew are always looking forward to their Christmas dinner.
Any holiday provisioning tips or advice for cooking for your guests?
Always get your orders in to provisioners early. That gives plenty of time for any last-minute add-ons. Also, be aware that most provisions will be flown in from the U.S. mainland or the UK, so if some provisions can be bought locally, it could save time.
What are you wishing for at Christmas this year?
For my son to have a great Christmas. Also, seeing his face light up with Santa’s presents…and for someone to cook me Christmas dinner for a change.
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