Desserts

Christmas Yule Log

January 6, 2013
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Complex appearance is misleading because it is very easy to make a Yule log. Here is the recipe that I made this year and it was my first log experience. You can do it the day before or the same day.

Ingredients:

Chocolate cake 

  • 4 eggs (whites and yolks separated)
  • 125 g sugar
  • 100 g flour
  • 3 c. tablespoons of cocoa

* You can replace the cocoa with 1 tsp of vanilla extract mixed with the egg yolks if you want a vanilla batter.

Syrup

  • 100 ml of water
  • 75 g sugar
  • 3 c. tablespoons of whiskey or other alcohol

Cream

  • 100 g chestnut cream vanilla
  • 175 ml whipping cream 35%

Caramel sauce

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 of water
  • 1/3 cup 35% cream

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 180 ° C (350 ° F) and line a  38 x 25cm (15 x 10 inches) baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Using an electric mixer, beat the egg whites until stiff.
  3. Clean the whips and with an electric mixer, beat the egg yolks and sugar until the mixture is pale and fluffy.
  4. Add the flour and fold in the beaten egg whites to the mix.
  5. Pour the batter in the baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes.
  6. Turn out onto parchment paper or a clean cloth and remove the first sheet of parchment paper.
  7. Roll the cake  with paper or cloth and let cool.
  8. In a small saucepan, boil about 5 minutes the water with the sugar, remove from heat and add the alcohol. Let’s cool.
  9. In a bowl, whip the cream and mix with chestnut cream.
  10. Gently pour the syrup inside the log and spread the cream on top. Roll the log and sprinkle with icing sugar.
  11. In a saucepan, heat water and sugar over high heat until it forms a caramel. Remove the pan from the heat and pour the cream, while mixing to avoid splashing.
  12. Serve the log with warm caramel sauce.

[box type=”info”] To easily mount your whipping cream, take your bowl and your beaters a few minutes in the freezer. The cold will help to obtain a perfect cream.[/box]

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