Monday, 29 December 2014

Yule Log Cake (Bûche de Noël)

     As the name suggests you have to make a basic Swiss roll/sponge cake with filling and has to make a shape of wooden log to resemble a miniature actual Yule Log. A bark-like texture is often produced by dragging a fork through the icing, and powdered sugar sprinkled to resemble snow. Other cake decorations may include actual tree branches mushrooms made of meringue and grass textures.
     The name “Bûche de Noël" originally referred to the Yule log itself in French, Now coming back to my feelings I am really really happy after preparing this cake “Yule Log”. It has been days I was trying to make this dream cake but failed to prepare perfect Swiss roll/Sponge Roll Cake as Swiss roll the core behind this. I was really puzzled at one time and searching net for perfect recipe of Swiss roll, Finally I got the perfect suggestion from my senior co-blogger friend 'Kamalika' to make this cake perfect .and for decoration of 'Yule log' I followed my another senior co blogger friend Amrita's blog .I must say thanks to both Kamalika and Amrita.
After finishing this cake I really got satisfaction and felt very much relief
. Try it out and give me your experience

Recipe Serving         :    As you wish
Recipe Cook Time   :    2 hrs. (approx.) + Decoration Time

For cake filling ingredients:
·         Whipped cream(beaten)- 1 cup
·         25 grams melted chocolate with  1 /2 tsp. of butter

·         Mix well all ingredients and spread it inside the cake.

For cake ingredients:
·         Flour-50 grams.
·         Powder sugar-50 grams.
·         Eggs-2 nos.
·         Baking powder-1 tsp.
·         Vanilla essence-3-4 drops
·         Butter-  As required( for greasing)

·         In a bowl mix baking powder and flour.
·         In another bowl beat eggs and sugar together very well.
·         Fold flour mixture in it.
·         Put it in a piping bag for spreading batter evenly.
·         Now grease a butter paper well and piped out the prepared batter evenly over it.
·         Pre- heat the oven at 200 degree C. and bake it for 7 mints.
·         Take out the cake and take a butter paper and spread powder sugar equally
·         Put the cake upside down over prepared sugar powder mentioned above.
·         Spread a damp cloth over it and fold it quickly and gently.
·         Then unfold for one time and spread filling over it, then fold quickly.
·         Cake filling has to prepare before making cake and spread it inside the cake.
·         Trim the edge of the cake if necessary and put it into refrigerator for set it down.

 For frosting ingredients:
·         Dark chocolate chopped-125 grams
·         Fresh cream-2/3 cup
·         Butter-1 tsp.

·         Heat a pan. Pour fresh cream into it.
·         When it starts to boil, add butter in it and mix well.
·         When melt, add chopped chocolate in it.
·         Stir well and it gets thick, remove from heat and cool it down.
·         Now it is ready to decorate.

For Meringue mushroom making ingredients:
·         Egg white-1 no
·         Powder sugar-2 tsp.

Method(Meringue mushroom):
·         Beat egg white in a clean dry bowl. When stiff peaked, fold sugar powder with it.
·         Put this mixture in piping bag and give shape as mushroom.
·         Bake it at 160 degree C for at least 45 mints.
·         When done, let it be cool down.

Final Decoration of Yule Log (Bûche de Noël)
         Decorate is the vital part for Yule Log Cake (Bûche de Noël) ,As the name suggests you have to make a basic Swiss roll/sponge cake using the filling prepared before , Now you have to put the basic Swiss roll like a shape of wooden log to resemble a miniature actual Yule Log.

I have prepared the shape of a Log with two braches here, now you have to use the thick Chocolate frosting to cover the base so that it takes the shape of a well growned Yule log. Finally you have to decorate the cake using edible mushrooms as shown in the picture. It is up to you how well you decorate this using edible and non-edible Christmas decoration items.

It is ready to celebrate The Christmas with your near and dear ones........

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