Italian Christmas Log
Tronchetto di Natale
A Christmas log recipe is originally a French creation known as ‘Buche de Noel’. But like many other brilliant ideas it has crossed over the border to Italy, where it is called ‘Tronchetto di Natale’ or ‘Rotolo alla Nutella’. Other versions include torrone and nougat in a kind of ice cream, so the dessert is indeed open to interpretation.
This Christmas log recipe contains a lot of custard cream and chocolate rolled up in a biscuit sponge to a spiralling sweetness.