A light and gourmet log with chestnuts for New Year’s Eve

D-1 before Christmas Eve, and you are still looking for that rare gem for your dessert? Here is a recipe that may convince you and delight the taste buds of your guests.

Ingredients for 8 people:

25 cl of whole cream ¦ 2 sheets of gelatin ¦ 3 egg whites ¦ 50 g of sugar ¦ 500 g of chestnut cream ¦ 24 cookies with a spoon ¦ A few candied chestnuts.


v Place the whipping cream in the freezer for 20 minutes.

v Place the gelatin leaves in a bowl of cold water to soften them.

v Whip the egg whites until stiff.

v Whip the very cold cream into whipped cream and add the sugar.

v Pour 2 tablespoons of water into a small saucepan and melt the gelatin over low heat, stirring with a wooden spoon.

v Mix with the chestnut cream, then gently fold in the whipped cream and finally the white snow.

v Line a cake mold with cling film, arrange the biscuits with a spoon on the sides then pour a layer of mousse. Then, make a layer of cookies and repeat the operation, ending with cookies.

v Place in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours.

v When ready to serve, delicately unmold the log, then decorate with candied chestnuts.

To know: Panettone, number cake-style Christmas tree, Christmas popcorn or more traditional log, these 80 recipes will delight sweet palates for the holidays. Christmas cakes, logs and other cookies, by Émilie Laraison, ed. Solar, € 14.95.

Also to do: Holiday toasts: Aperitif recipe ideas for a healthy and gourmet Christmas Eve!

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