Our festive offering to top off a lactose-free Christmas - our blackforest log. This is a nice, chocolate-y alternative (or addition, we won't judge!) to Christmas pudding. The inspiration for this came from a Sainsbury's recipe last year, we've tried a couple of different recipes for the sponge but have decided the Sainsbury's one is the best, and no substitutes are needed there! Once the sponge is cooked, turn it out of its tin, cover in fresh baking parchment and roll up into a roulade (albeit without the filling) while it's still warm. This will make filling and rolling much easier when it's cool. For the filling we whip up some Lactofree cream as well as fresh cherries soaked overnight in Amaretto.
Enjoy! Maybe with a cheeky Espresso martini if you're having a grown-up Christmas (ask us later, we'll post a recipe after Christmas). Otherwise, a nice cup of tea will do the trick.