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This year, instead of buying a prepared cake, try preparing the Yule log. The cake is a French tradition that dates back to the 19th century. The cake represents the Yule log that families burn starting on Christmas Eve. The burning of the Christmas log symbolized the coming new year and brought good luck to the family. We can all agree that this cake is a delicious tradition that we never get tired of. Traditions must be continued!

The Perfect Yule Log – Part 1

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The recipe for the Bûche de Noël seems complex, and I can't promise you that it's child's play. But it works easily and you will soon find that you are rolling chocolate logs without worry. In fact, if you have a lot of guests, think ahead. It might be worth making 2 cakes. But even if you're only making one roll, I recommend using a food processor: I wouldn't consider doing it by hand.

Of course, at first it doesn't look anything like a log, but a simple roll. But once you spread the chocolate frosting, it looks impressive!

Ingredients :

  • For the cake

6 large eggs (separated)
150 grams of powdered sugar
50 grams of cocoa powder
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
5 teaspoons of icing sugar (to decorate)

  • For the icing

175 grams of dark chocolate (chopped)
250 grams of icing sugar
225 grams of softened butter
1 tablespoon of vanilla extract

This makes 12 large slices.

The chocolate log recipe – Part 2

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Christmas log – Instructions:

1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.

2. In a large, clean bowl, whisk the egg whites until thick. Then, while still whisking, sprinkle 50 g of caster sugar and continue to whisk until the whites retain their peak without being dry.

3. In another bowl, whisk the egg yolks and caster sugar until the mixture is pale and thick. Add the vanilla extract, sift in the cocoa powder, then incorporate both.

4. Lighten the yolk mixture with a few spoonfuls of egg whites, incorporating them well. Then add the remaining whole whites, incorporating them carefully to avoid losing any air.

5. Line a baking pan with parchment paper. Leave generous space at the ends and sides. Then, fold the parchment at the corners so the paper stays in place.

6. Pour in the cake mix and bake for 20 minutes. Let the cake cool a bit before turning it out onto another piece of parchment paper. If you dust this piece of parchment with a little icing sugar, it can help prevent streaks. Don't worry too much, as the bumps will be covered with ice later. Cover loosely with a clean kitchen towel.

7. To make the icing, melt the chocolate, either in a heatproof bowl, suspended over a nearly boiling saucepan. After melting it, let it cool.

8. Place the icing sugar in a food processor, add the butter and stir until smooth. Add the cooled melted chocolate and the tablespoon of vanilla extract. Mix again to make a smooth glaze.

The Perfect Yule Log – Part 3

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9. Place the flat chocolate cake on a large piece of parchment paper. Cut the edges of the roll. Spread some of the icing on the sponge, going to the edges. Start rolling on the long side facing you, taking care to roll well at first, then roll to the other side. Press on the parchment rather than the soft cake, it makes things easier.

10. Lightly trim one or both ends, taking care to save any scraps, and place the roll on a board or long dish. The leftovers, as well as the items deleted earlier, should create a branch or two. Place a piece of cake at an angle to look like a branch coming out of the large log.

11. Cover the log with the remaining icing, covering the cut ends as well as the branches. Create a wood-like texture by scoring along the length of the log with a skewer or similar object. Remember to make circles, like in dark circles, at each end.

12. Sprinkle with icing sugar. Push a little through a small sieve, allowing a certain amount to settle in a heap on the plate on which the Yule Log rests.

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