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French Christmas Yule Log

Make a showstopping bûche for your Christmas table.

With thanks to Kitchen Aid, this delicious dessert is the perfect alternative to a Christmas pudding!

Ingredients

Makes 6

  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 100 g caster sugar
  • 40 g all-purpose flour
  • 50 g  unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 240 g + 160 g whipping cream
  • 175 g dark chocolate
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1,5 tablespoon butter
  • 125 g + extra for covering towel icing sugar

Instructions

STEP 1

Put the egg whites in the bowl of a stand mixer. Whip on speed 10 until stiff peaks form. Set aside.

STEP 2

Put the egg yolks and the caster sugar in a bowl of the stand mixer fitted with the Wire Whip. Mix on a medium speed until light in color.

STEP 3

Add the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Mix until everything is combined.

STEP 4

Add 1 large dollop of the whipped egg whites to the egg yolk mixture. Mix on a low speed for one minute.

STEP 5

Now the mixture is loosened up, fold in the rest of the egg whites by hand.

STEP 6

Spread the batter out over a silicon baking mat (20 cm x 30 cm) and bake for 7 minutes in a 220ºC / 425ºF preheated oven.

STEP 7

The cake should be fully baked but still soft to the touch.

STEP 8

Generously sprinkle icing sugar over a clean, dry towel.

STEP 9

Transfer the baked cake onto the towel and remove the silicon baking mat. Roll the cake onto itself and let cool completely.

STEP 10

Heat the 240 g of whipping cream. In a separate bowl, combine the chocolate, vanilla extract and butter.

STEP 11

Pour the warm cream over it. Stir until all ingredients have molten and are combined. Let cool completely.

STEP 12

Put the remaining cream in the bowl of a stand mixer. Add the icing sugar and whip on a high speed until peaks form.

STEP 13

Unroll the cake and spread the whipped cream over the unrolled cake. Roll onto itself again, this time without the towel.

STEP 14

Cover the Christmas roll with the chocolate topping and decorate to your taste.

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