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Festive Yule Log

by Sarah Butler

 

Serves 4

Preparation time
30 mins
 
Cooking time
15
 

Ingredients

1. 3 eggs

2. 85g golden caster sugar

3. 85g self-raising flour ​

4. 2 tbsp cocoa powder ​

5. 50g butter

6. 140g dark chocolate broken into squares

7. 1 tbsp cocoa powder

8. 200g icing sugar

9. 250ml double cream

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 200 ̊C / 180 ̊C fan / Gas mark 6.

2. Butter and line a 23 x 32cm swiss roll tin.

3. Beat the eggs and caster sugar together with an electric whisk or handheld mixer for 5 minutes until pale and fluffy.

4. Combine the cocoa powder and flour together and sift into the egg mixture.

5. Carefully fold together and pour the mixture into the prepared tin, bake for 10 minutes.

6.Lay a sheet of parchment paper down and tip out the cake, remove parchment paper from the back and roll from the long end into a loose roll.

7. Allow to cool completely.

8. Whisk the cream until it holds its shape, then unravel the cake and spread the cream over the top and carefully roll it up again.

9.To make the frosting, melt the chocolate, cocoa powder and butter, add the icing sugar and gradually whisk together.

10.Once combined, add the cream and beat for 5 minutes.

11. Cut a thick diagonal slice from the log and arrange it to the side like a branch.

12. Spread the frosting on top and create a bark finish with long strokes using the back of a spoon.

13. Decorate with fresh holly and refrigerate until needed.

 
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