I have no idea where the tradition of Yule Logs has come from, and I’ve never made one before but I fancied giving it a go and it was pretty good – even if I do say so myself!
- 4 eggs, separated
- 150g caster sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- pinch of cream of tartar
- 115g plain flour
- 250ml whipping cream
- 200g milk chocolate
- 100g plain chocolate
- Preheat the oven 190C/375F/Gas 5. Grease a large, square baking sheet/tin – we used a Kitchen Craft one and it worked really well.
- Whisk the egg yolks with 125g caster sugar and add the vanilla.
- In a separate bowl whisk the egg whites with the cream of tartar until soft peaks are formed. Add the rest of the sugar and whisk until stiff.
- Fold some flour into the egg yolk mixture followed by some of the egg white mixture, repeat until all the ingredients are combined.
- Spread the mixture into the baking tin and bake for 15 minutes. Turn out onto greaseproof paper and roll up whilst still warm. Leave to cool.
- Break the chocolate into pieces and put in a bowl. Heat the cream in a pan until boiling. Add to the chocolate and stir until melted. Beat well and leave to cool slightly until it is a spreading consistency.
- Spread a third of the chocolate onto the inside of the rolled up cake and then roll again. Cut off a quarter of the cake at an angle and align next to the main part of the cake.
- Pour the chocolate over the cake and use a fork to draw lines in the bark.
- Sprinkle with icing sugar to serve.
Disclosure: We were sent the above baking sheet to help with this recipe however all opinions are my own.