A simple sponge cake that is rolled and decorated to resemble a piece of wooden log. This cake is a special baked dessert made for Christmas the history goes to back to a pre-Christian era--the word Yule comes from Nordic Juul, which means Winter Solstice.
Cuisine

- French

Serves

- 4

Preparation Time

- 40 Min

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 Eggs, yolk and egg whites separated
  • 120 grams Sugar
  • 1 packet vanilla sugar
  • 120 grams All Purpose Flour
  • Some oil
  • FOR For the Filling
  • 350 gms sweetened Chetnut Puree
  • FOR For the Syrup
  • 1 litre water
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp dark rum

HOW TO PREPARE YULE LOG

  1. 1

    Preheat your oven to 200⁰ Celsius.
  2. 2

    Mix and beat the egg yolks with sugar, vanilla sugar and all-purpose flour until the content is almost light pastel yellow in colour.
  3. 3

    Then beat the egg white stiff until you have a stiff snow; test that the egg whites are stiff enough by turning the bowl with the snow upside down, it shouldn't fall out.
  4. 4

    Fold the egg whites carefully into the previously prepared egg yolk mixture; the aim should be that the mass remains fluffy to a certain extent and everything is well incorporated.
  5. 5

    Keep a large rectangle baking tray ready with a baking sheet/parchment; oil the baking sheet lightly with a kitchen brush.
  6. 6

    Add the whole mass on the parchment and spread it out evenly with a baking spatula.
  7. 7

    Bake the dough for more or less 10 minutes golden brown at 200⁰ Celsius.
  8. 8

    While the dough is baking, prepare a syrup of water, sugar and rum; mix and heat it up until the sugar is molten.
  9. 9

    Once the cake mass is baked but still warm, pour the syrup equally all over the cake mass; this will help to keep the yule log soft and juicy from the inside.
  10. 10

    Next, spread the chestnut puree equally all over the mass and roll in carefully to create the roulade.
  11. 11

    As the final step, melt cooking chocolate and cover the whole roulade evenly with the molten chocolate.
  12. 12

    Then cut off both ends diagonally and place on top of the chocolate on the yule log; this will give the impression of a log stump on both ends.
  13. 13

    Add the rest of the chocolate on all ends so that the yule log is completely covered in chocolate.
  14. 14

    Rest it in refrigerator to set.
  15. 15

    Make a spray by mixing white chocolate coco butter and edible green colour.
  16. 16

    Spray yule log with green colour chocolate and cocoa butter spray.
  17. 17

    You can embellish the yule log with marzipan figurines and icing sugar decorative pieces.
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