Well, I’ve done it again.
What is it you ask. It is posting a recipe that was meant for Christmas after the day because I was too lazy to do the work related to it.
There is no excuse.
However I shall comfort myself with the fact that you will at least be able to use this recipe for the New Year. Or for the avalanche of Christmas parties that are yet to come.
This gorgeous fruit roll is a grand mix of dried fruits and nuts and is packed with protein. Basted in Brandy, this embodies all flavors of Christmas in the fruits we use as well as the spices.
Plus it’s super easy to make! It’s simply a matter of processing up some dried fruit and molding the mix into a log!
Christmas fruit roll
- Walnuts - 200g
- Dark chocolate - 150g
- Dried Figs - 200g
- Dates - 100g, pitted, roughly chopped
- Cinnamon - 2tsps, powdered
- Nutmeg - 1tsp, powdered
- Brandy - 2 tsp
- Confectioners’ sugar - 100g (optional)
- Heat the oven to 350F. Spread the walnuts on a single layer and toast until fragrant. Chop roughly. Keep aside to cool.
- Pulse the figs and the dates together in a food processor. Chop the dark chocolate roughly.
- Combine all the ingredients in a bowl. Divide the mix into 3 and shape all three portions into logs.
- Brush with more brandy. Roll tightly with Clingfilm and set aside.
- When serving, remove from Clingfilm and sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar. Slice and serve!
Studded with deep dark pieces of chocolate wrapped in pulpy fig and date, this fruit roll is essentially a protein packed roll of goodness. The walnuts crush with a delightful crunch amidst the gooey chocolate and the mushy fig and date providing a toasty nuttiness. The brandy lends a veritable kick to the mix with cinnamon perfuming the dish with its sensual warmth and the nutmeg spices everything up, adding to the festive flair. All in all, a treat so precious and so easy to make that you just have to try your hand at it!
- Don’t limit yourself to the dry fruits I’ve mentioned above. You can use pretty much anything that you like. Get creative with it!
- For an all-fruit treat, omit the chocolate.