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Chocolate Gift Box LogHere is a very easy way to prepare log; no baking, no cooking, no eggs and no butter, but a delicious taste and a beautiful decoration.


Ingredients8 to 10 servings


350 g. chocolate, chopped

¾ cup milk

3 tablespoons sugar

2 tablespoons cocoa powder

¾ cup whipping cream, room temperature

15 glacé cherries, chopped

18 Savoiardi biscuits, chopped


For sides and top

¼ cup whipping cream, whipped

14 to 18 Savoiardi biscuits

Cookies of choice

Chocolate pieces of choice

Few glacé cherries

Green leaves of choice such as rosemary


To prepare log: 

1. Place milk, sugar, and cocoa in a small pan over medium heat stirring till the mixture comes to the boil, remove from heat and add the chopped chocolate stirring till chocolate melts.

2. Whip cream till stiff.

3. Chocolate by now should be lukewarm.  Fold the chocolate with the whipped cream, cherries, and biscuits.

4. Place the chocolate mixture over wax paper and leave till set slightly then roll paper to form a log allowing the bottom to remain slightly flat.  Refrigerate log 1 hour.


To garnish log: 

1. Whip cream.

2. Place log on a cardboard covered with aluminum foil slightly larger than the log on long sides.

3. Cut Savoiardi biscuits so that they reach by 2 cm above log.  Attach biscuits to the sides by using whipped cream.

4. Top log with whipped cream and arrange biscuits, chocolate, and glace cherries on top.


Log may be prepared a day in advance.  Keep refrigerated well covered.


N.B. Icing sugar may be sifted on top if desired.

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