Okay, so I already failed at keeping up-to-date with Blogmas #worstbloggerever #notorganised. Anyway, here is day three of Blogmas and hopefully I shall upload day four and day five tomorrow.
Nothing says Christmas like a Chocolate Yule Log. This was my first attempt at making a Yule Log and I am pretty pleased with the results. I followed the recipe from Tanya Burrs baking book – Tanya Bakes.What you will need:
1 Swiss roll tin
140g golden caster sugar
60g Self-rasing flour
50g cocoa powder
450ml double cream
250g dark chocolate
icing sugar, holly and glitter to decorate
Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Combine together the eggs, sugar, flour and sugar and pour into a greased Swiss roll tin and bake for 8-10 minutes. Once cooked turn the cake out onto a clean piece of grease proof paper. Score a line about 2cm from the bottom of the cake being careful not to fully cut through the cake. Roll up the cake as tight as possible into a Swiss roll shape and leave to completely cool.While the cake is cooling it is time to make the ganache. In a pan melt together the chocolate and 200ml of cream. Once the chocolate has fully melted leave to cool until hard. Whip up the rest of the cream until it forms soft peaks. Unroll the yule log as gently as possible as this is where you are likely to get crack or for the cake to break (this happened to me but don’t worry, it’s still workable!) Evenly spread the cream over the cake and roll the cake back up. Spread the ganache over the log with a knife and then using a fork create lines to look like bark. Dust with icing sugar and a sprig of holly, glitter is optional but I think it looks pretty 🙂 I would love to know if you re-created a yule log, post in the comments and let me know.
Read Blogmas Day Two here.