Friday, December 9, 2011

Fruity Biscuit Log - 12 Days of Christmas Special


On the fourth day of our Christmas special...we have Chocolate goodness!  Sometimes you need to forego the traditional Christmas pudding or fruit cake for chocolate!  Here's a great Christmassy, chocolatey log for your eating pleasure!


For the Fruity Biscuit log you should make it at least 1 day before you want to serve it.  


Fruity Biscuit Log














Ingredients


  • 1 1/2 cups chopped dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup rum
  • 250g packet cream cheese
  • 125g butter
  • 1/2 cup castor sugar
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 x 250g packets of Arnotts brand 'Nice' biscuits (or equivalent)
  • 185g dark chocolate, chopped
  • 90g butter
  • 2 tablespoons rum, extra


Combine apricots and rum in pan, cover, heat gently 3 minutes or until rum is absorbed, cool.

Beat cream cheese and butter until smooth, beat in sugar and sour cream.  Divide mixture in half, add apricot mixture and walnuts to one half and lemon rind and juice to remaining half.  Arrange biscuits in 3 rows of 3 on a piece of foil measuring 40cm square.  Spread with half the lemon mixture.

Cover with 9 more biscuits.  Spread with remaining lemon mixture, top with further 9 biscuits.  Spoon the apricot mixture down the centre line of the biscuits.

Pinch long edges of foil together, refrigerate over night.  Remove foil, place on serving dish.

Melt chocolate and extra butter together over hot water, add extra rum, cool until mixture is thick and spreadable, stirring occasionally.  Spread evenly over log, refrigerate until set.  Decorate with a sprig of holly, if desired.

Serve cut into slices with cream or ice cream!

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Cocinar, comer y ser feliz!
Leticia

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