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making elegant dessert recipe

tronchetto di natale tronchetto di natale

a tasty and very elegant recipe from haute cuisine for Christmas dessert, tronchetto di natale, made with cocoa, cream, pan di spagna and chestnuts

PREPARATION: instructions with pictures

christmas bells



at first prepare pan di spagna, using a flat and triangular baking pan

the recipe is step-by-step explained and photographed

it will be necessary to make homemade pan di spagna as it should be cut while hot, for taking the typical shape of tronchetto

homemade pan di spagna for tronchetto di natale
rolling pan di spagna

for giving the shape use an oven paper or a just moistened towel: lay on it a part of pan di spagna and roll gently

let the pan di spagna cool completely before filling

cool pan di spagna
whisking cream with vanila sugar

start preparing the stuffing by whisking cream with vanilla sugar

cut to small pieces the crystallized chestnuts or buy already cut

cutt chestnuts
tronchetto stuffing

soak chestnuts into brandy

prepare glossy, it should be at room temperature while using

prepare glossy
tronchetto glossy

add cream and sugar to chocolate and melt

stir well for obtaining a smooth and uniform glossy

tronchetto glossy
whisk albumens

whisk albumens of two eggs

add whisked cream, egg and chestnuts

add whisked cream and chestnuts
pan di spagna

take the pan di spagna. By now it should have the required shape

spread the filling

stuff tronchetto
rolling pan di spagna

roll gently the pan di spagna

coat tronchetto with aluminum paper and put into the freezer for at last 1 hour

coating tronchetto
cooking tronchetto di natale

take the tronchetto after 1 hour, it should be already hard

cut the tops as shown: they will be the branches of our tonchetto

preparing tronchetto
preparation phase tronchetto

by cutting the pieces pay attention to the shape of dish where you put the tronchetto on

now glaze,pay attention to use glossy at room temperature, or, if hot, it will make the stuffing melted

glazing tronchetto di natale

f or glazing use a wooden spoon or of moistened silicon then strip the tronchetto with a fork, for giving the shape


only by serving dress with cream and chestnuts

Merry Christmas

tronchetto di natale

tronchetto di natale


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