Chestnut Meringue Roulade

What would Christmas be without proper traditions? In our family, the one definite Xmas ritual is having a bûche de Noël for dessert. My grandmother traditionally buys it from one of Luxembourg’s patisseries, but in recent years I’ve decided to challenge the family tradition by making my own homage to the bûche de Noël. Instead of sponge cake, I am using a soft meringue, into which I put a Mont Blanc-style filling of chestnut puree and mascarpone cream – specked with caramelized almond pieces for some added crunch. A heavenly festive dessert.

I made this recipe in the Xmas Episode of my show, you can watch it here.

This is a recipe from my cookbook.

December 13, 2013