This is a fun treat that takes no time to make- easy to make, store and transport. This log will give you a rich satisfying taste and you don’t need plates or forks to serve it! It is a fantastic summer supper treat for a cottage crowd when you want something fast and easy.
You can switch up the ingredients in this to suit your taste. The important thing is to start with good chocolate. I recommend at least 72% cocoa level.
The other thing to watch for is don’t add extra biscuits or crush them too finely or it will be so dry it will crumble instead of slice. Salvageable but much better by the slice! Also don’t be tempted to add additional nuts or dried fruit- you need to keep the chocolate to filling ratio so it will slice properly.
You can choose the type of nuts you like best, switch up the dried fruit, substitute the coffee for brandy or liqueur.
Be aware that if you switch dates to dried apricots, or coffee to liqueur you will get be getting a sweeter version.
This is my favourite combination and it’s kid-friendly but feel free to experiment!
Update Sept 26, 2016: I originally posted this using dates but I have found that raisins help keep the moisture balance better than dates. Also – coffee enhances the taste of chocolate (don’t worry you can’t taste any coffee) but I like it with coffee better than liqueur. You can have liqueur on the side!