Christmas Log

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READY IN: 30mins
SERVES: 10
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    chocolate swiss roll
  • 50
    g digestive biscuits, crushed
  • 2
    tablespoons apricot jam
  • 1
    tablespoon orange juice
  • 100
    g dried mixed fruit
  • 75
    g milk chocolate
  • 25
    g butter, softened
  • 50
    g icing sugar, sifted, plus extra for dusting
  • fondant
  • edible green food coloring
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DIRECTIONS

  • Crumble the Swiss roll into the bowl and add the biscuit crumbs, jam, orange juice and dried fruit and mix together with your hands.
  • Place the mixture on a board and shape into a roll about the size of the original Swiss roll, wrap in cling film and put in the fridge.
  • Using a potato peeler, scrape about 15g chocolate into shreds on to a plate.
  • Break the remaining chocolate pieces and put in a small bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water until melted, or melt in the microwave.
  • Beat the butter, then beat in the coated but still melted chocolate
  • Unwrap the log, and using a knife, spread with the icing, use a fork to make it look like tree bark and dust with icing sugar to resemble snow.
  • Put on a plate and sprinkle with chocolate shreds.
  • If liked, make fondant icing mushrooms and dip the heads into cocoa powder, then colour some fondant icing green and cut out leaves.
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