I made this beautiful roulade in the summer for the we should cocoa ‘roulade’ and ‘strawberries’ challenge but that was not its original recipe … more of a tasty alias version of its true self…
… its true-self is this stunning chestnut cream roulade… smooth… silky… creamy… nutty… deeply, darkly chocolatey… and just a little Christmassy, which is helpful as it’s one of the dishes i’m cooking for my Christmas dinner this year and am making it now to photograph for my December article in Lincolnshire Life Magazine…
… I urge you to take a little time out of your lives and make this divine dessert… but a word of warning… follow the recipe to the letter and you cannot fail… diverge from it even slightly and on your own head be it!
Please Do Not Feed The Animals. says
Looks very good indeed – I would love a bit served to me however I am not brave enough to try to make my own!
Susan's blog says
Fabulous! I don't like Christmas cake or Christmas pudding so am always on the look out for alternatives to make at Christmas. This ticks all the boxes, lovely photo's too. x
This would be perfect for the holidays Dom.
What would Christmas be without a roulade/yule log!? This looks delicious Dom and beautifully festive pictures with the holly!
little macaroon. says
I think I could set a little time aside over the coming weeks to make a big ol' mess of this ;0)
i've not had anything to eat yet today…i want to eat this all!! 🙂
Susan Lindquist says
This is such a nice light dessert with incredible flavours! Reminds me of a Buche de Noel … and you photographed it so prettily!
Brownieville Girl says
Oh I love the Christmasiness (!) the chestnuts add to the roulade.
Great styling Dom.
Wow, that looks fabulous….I wonder…..pud or roulade this year…..
looks good Dom – where did you get the recipe from!
LoL mummy x
Dom, you are such a hard task master – don't deviate from the recipe at all???? Looks bloody delicious and as I've made something very similar myself, though not nearly as perfectly rolled, I know it is indeed good. Good choice for Christmas day.
Sarah, Maison Cupcake says
I do love chestnut and the red fruit makes this look very festive!
Karen S Booth says
Very French Darlink and c'est parfait! Just gorgeous and my favourite Christmas dessert too……beautifully presented!
debby emadian says
mmm this looks delicious Dom. I just resisted buying some sweet chestnut spread this afternoon and bought bottled ones instead…I love it, it reminds me of chestnut crepes in Paris…but I was worried if I started on something so festively luscious and sweet this early in the season it might become a regular thing and I'd be enormous by Christmas eve…
A Trifle Rushed says
Dom, I find a roulade even more challenging then soup! This looks (and sounds superb). You are inspiring! X
Phil in the Kitchen says
You can't beat the thrill (or terror) of making a roulade. Chestnut cream is an excellent winter flavour I think.
Baking Addict says
This looks amazing. No deviation from the recipe requires reading it properly – something I'm not very good at!
VERAMENTE GUSTOSA PURTROPPO IO NON PARLO LA TUA LINGUA MA TI SEGUIRO COMPLIMENTI
From Beyond My Kitchen Window says
What a fancy dessert. A great ending to your Christmas dinner for sure. I haven't had chestnuts in a cream before, but have had them in stuffing. Delicious.
Magic Cochin says
That ticks all the boxes for me 🙂 chocolate and sweet chestnuts … I will have to make this!
And I promise to follow the instructions very carefully so the sponge cracks and looks exactly like tree bark.
How I love chestnuts and the idea of filling a roulade with chestnut cream is just my idea of heaven, thanks for this idea!
Helen T says
Looks great, and just might solve my Christmas dessert dilemma, given a dislike of dried or glace fruit of any description by half of the guests.
The KitchenMaid says
You are clever… and now I know what to do with that special tin of chestnut puree I've been saving.
This looks really good! I must admit, I have never had a chestnut, but every year when I hear those famous lyrics: “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire…jackfrost nipping at your nose” I wonder what they taste like. I am so curious and this looks AMAZING!!!