Dessert should not be missing from the holiday table. Let alone on the table of the Ultimate Holiday! During Christmas sweets of all kind play a fundamental role in Italian meals. The great classics, as panettone, pandoro and nougat, industrial Christmas desserts; in addition we can also find handmade desserts, made especially for Christmas, recipes that are passed on from generations, which recall the tradition of family or the region they come from.
Their scent, their taste, tell a story made of memories and people, of lives indissolubly, deeply and preciously connected. Chocolate is the king in many Christmas recipes. For example, the Christmas Log, or Buche de Noel, a dessert made of rolled up sponge cake filled with cream and covered in chocoled glaze, lined with a fork to resemble a tree bark. Alternatively, simple pastry biscuits, shaped as Christmas trees, guiding stars, angels, decorated with dark chocolate glaze; or also the mostaccioli, typical Christmas desserts from the south of Italy, filled with honey and cinnamon.
Furthermore, you can fill up your pandoro with a creamy chocolate mousse, orange-scented or filled with rainsins soaked in rhum. And then, the chocolate salami with dried fruit, the delicious panforte, so crunchy and so rich in different flavors that you can taste bite after bite, or filled chocolate rolls cut as delicious tasty spirals!
But there are no limits to creativity. You can find so many recipes, both for traditional or unusual dessert, such as Christmas balls made with chocolate sponge cake filled with cream cheese and decorated with fondant. Beautiful, and so yummy!