The Maltese Christmas log is different to the more traditional yule log in a sense that it isn’t a cake. This Christmas log is a little similar to the Italian and Portugese dessert known as chocolate salami. It includes condensed milk, festive ingredients and less chocolate than our neighbour’s dessert. It really is a special Christmas treat.
- 800 grams condensed milk
- 2 packets tea biscuits
- 300 grams mixed chopped nuts (I used 100 grams hazelnuts, 100 grams pecan nuts and 100 grams macadamia nuts)
- 200 grams chopped glaced cherries
- 100 grams chopped dates
- 100 grams chopped raisins
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoons liqueur of choice (optional)
- ½ bar chocolate grated
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon ground nutmeg
- 1 tablespoon ground cloves
- One packet of cooking milk or dark chocolate to cover the Christmas logs
HOW TO PREPARE
- Finely crush one packet of biscuits in a food processor.
- With the other packet of biscuits just roughly crush by placing in a tea towel and banging on a table or hard surface.
- In a large bowl mix all of the ingredients together except for the condensed milk and the packet of cooking chocolate which will be used to cover the logs.
- Now pour over the condensed milk and using your hands mix with all the other ingredients.
- Now divide the mixture into 5 parts and form each into a round cylindrical log shapes.
- Cover in cling film and place into the refrigerator overnight or at least twelve hours.
- Remove from the refrigerator and cover with melted chocolate. Decorate as you wish or leave as is.
- Wait until the chocolate has set and then serve by cutting into slices.