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Tiramisu Christmas log: a simple but decadent festive dessert

Tiramisu Christmas log: a simple but decadent festive dessert

This Tiramisu log takes the beloved flavors of classic tiramisu and transforms them into a festive log format, perfect for the holiday season. With layers of creamy mascarpone, a rich chocolate insert and coffee-soaked ladyfingers, this dessert combines the best aspects of a traditional tiramisu with the visual appeal of a Yule log.

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Why you will love it

The combination of creamy mascarpone whipped cream and rich chocolate insert provides a luxurious texture and depth of flavor that tiramisu lovers will find irresistible. This dessert maintains the classic simplicity of tiramisu while being special enough for festive occasions, making it a perfect blend of comfort and celebration.

Perfect opportunity

Perfect for holiday get-togethers, Christmas dinners, or any occasion that calls for a show-stopping dessert. It is also a great choice for those who want to enjoy the flavors of tiramisu in a more original and visually appealing form.

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Decorating Tips

Sprinkle the top of the Christmas log with cocoa powder or powdered sugar to imitate a snowy appearance. Garnish with chocolate shavings or coffee beans for added elegance. Sprigs of holly or edible gold leaves can also be added to enhance the festive look.

For the chocolate insert:

  • 50g of milk
  • 75 g heavy cream (30% fat)
  • 10g of sugar
  • 20g egg yolks
  • 70 g melted dark chocolate

Chocolate insert instructions:

  1. Prepare the custard:
    • Bring the milk and cream to the boil.
    • In another bowl, whisk the yolks and sugar until they turn white.
    • Gradually pour the hot milk mixture over the egg yolk mixture, stirring continuously.
    • Return the mixture to the pan and cook until it reaches 82°C (180°F).
    • Pour the hot custard over the melted chocolate and mix until smooth.
    • Pour into a mold or flat dish and freeze until set.

For the mascarpone cream:

  • 300 g of mascarpone
  • 200 g heavy cream (30% fat)
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 60g of sugar
  • Ladyfinger Cookies
  • Espresso mixed with Amaretto

Instructions for using mascarpone cream:

  1. Prepare the cream:
    • Whisk the yolks and sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy.
    • Soften the mascarpone with the cream then add the whipped yolks.
    • Cool the mixture for 1 hour, then whip at high speed until stiff.
  2. Assembly:
    • Dip the ladyfingers in the coffee mixture and spread them out on cling film.
    • Spread a layer of mascarpone cream on the ladyfingers, then add the chocolate insert.
    • Roll the whole thing using the cling film to form a log shape, tightening as you roll.
    • Refrigerate for several hours to firm up.
  3. Portion:
    • Carefully unpack the newspaper. For ease, you can keep the log in a loaf pan while it takes its shape.

Enjoy this delicious Tiramisu Yule Log, a creative take on a classic dessert that is sure to be a holiday favorite!

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