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Maltese Christmas Log

Dense and chewy traditional Maltese Christmas log, made from crushed biscuits, a mix of nuts, chocolate and candied cherries. 
Prep Time30 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: European, Maltese, Mediterranean
Keyword: chocolate, Christmas, Log
Servings: 8 people


  • 450 g Morning Coffee/Petit Beurre biscuits
  • 45 g cocoa powder 6 tbsp
  • 100 g walnuts
  • 100 g hazelnuts
  • 125 ml vermouth 1/2 cup optional
  • 100 g whole candied cherries
  • 400 g condensed milk
  • 150 g chocolate melted


  • Start by roasting the walnuts and hazelnuts until fragrant. Let them cool and chop into medium sized pieces.
  • In a food processor finely crush all the biscuits.
  • In a large bowl, add the crushed biscuits, chopped nuts, cocoa powder, and whole candied cherries. Combine together.
  • Add the condensed milk and the vermouth, if desired. With your hands mix everything well together until you achieve a sticky mixture.
  • Roll this mixture in a cylindrical shape and set aside for now.
  • Melt the chocolate and cover the log shaped dessert completely. To get the trunk texture, you can simply pass through the melted chocolate with a fork to get all those ridges.
  • Let the chocolate harden before slicing through it and don’t forget to add your decorations with a sprinkle of icing sugar.
  • Ideally, the Christmas log doesn’t get stored in the fridge as this will make it dry.