This Christmas recipe from Julie Andrieu can be prepared several months in advance

If you’re planning to entertain at Christmas, here’s a great way to get a head start on your cooking. This dessert must be cooked now to be served perfectly at Christmas.

The holidays are approaching and maybe you’re starting to think about what you’re going to serve your guests for dinner. Well, you’re right, because some recipes, like this delicious pudding, prepare several months in advance!

Quickly discover the recipe from gastronomy specialist Julie Andrieu, which will change from the traditional Yule log.

Table of Contents


  • butter
  • 350 g raisins (multi-colored)
  • 1 zested orange
  • 1 zested lemon
  • 60 g candied orange zest
  • 60 g candied cherries
  • 40 g of vergeoise
  • 60 g almonds (or walnuts)
  • 170 g flour (T65)
  • Nutmeg powder
  • 4 spices
  • salt
  • 8 cl of cognac
  • 2 eggs


Take a mixing bowl or a small salad bowl and butter its sides. Then place it in the fridge.

Cut your raisins, orange zest candied as well as cherries into very small pieces which you pour into a container. add zested orange and lemon.

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Then place in this same container the almonds, flour, nutmeg, mixture of 4 spices, salt, cognac and eggs.

Add beef (or veal) kidney fat to this, butter can also do the trick if you don’t have animal fat.

Mix for a long time all ingredients until evenly distributed.

Then pour everything into your buttered bowl. Then wrap it in a cloth and tie it.

Take a large casserole dish into which you pour a little water. Place your salad bowl wrapped in the cloth in the casserole dish. Place a lid on top. Do steam for 7 hours.

NB: it’s important to add water as it evaporates so as not to burn the cloth. Stay vigilant!

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Once cooking is finished, remove the cloth then wrap the bowl in plastic wrap covered with a new cloth. Let it rest between 2 and 3 months in the refrigerator.

Before serving, reheat it with steam for 2 or 3 hours. Remember to remove the plastic wrap first!

Serve while making flambé with armagnac or cognac for an even tastier experience.

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