Chocolate log Dessert


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Always when I was home back in Greece I enjoyed when my mother was making cakes, sweets and anything that had chocolate. Well, don’t we all… I was hoping that I could manage once to make that chocolate log (kormos sokolatas in greek..)  recipe. To tell you the truth it took me some time to find the appropriate name for that…

Well, the following is a recipe that my mother was doing and a lot of Greek mothers are doing but not really much elsewhere. At least as far as I looked online I couldn’t find similar recipes…

Anyway, I am just writing this recipe as after the Yogurt with Honey it’s my first real effort for a nice desert/sweet and I feel quite satisfied with the result. The only problem that I had was that…well I am a little bit alcoholic and I added two shots of cognac rather than one that the good old mothers recipe was saying…

The result wasn’t bad but ok, I think you should be careful with that.


  • 250 g. butter 
  • 100 g. powdered sugar
  • 1 couverture
  • 1 shot of cognac (or brandy)
  • 5 tablespoons cocoa
  • 250 g. petit beurre biscuits

How you make a chocolate log

  • In a saucepan put the butter over low heat to melt. Drop into the dark chocolate cut into pieces, and stir, taking care not to boil.
  • Once the chocolate melts, add the icing sugar and cocoa and stir until you have smooth mixture.
  • Remove from the heat and crush biscuits in a bowl.
  • Throw the mixture and add a shot of cognac. Mix well, to cover all the cookies from the mixture.Let the mixture cool slightly.
  • Stretch a piece of grease-proof paper on the counter and throw the mixture. Wrap the grease-proof paper around the mixture and create a trunk. (Coasting right hand – the left until it has a uniform shape).
  • Wrap the grease-proof paper at the edges so as not to spill the mixture and put in the freezer for a few hours until frozen. When ready to cut into slices and serve on a platter pieces.


  1. Liam 12 years ago Reply


  2. Kostas Kon Sani 12 years ago Reply


    Just make sure you’re not too lavish on the cognac because we ended up a bit tipsy after 2-3 slices…

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