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Christmas Baileys Yule Log

CHRISTMAS BAILEYS YULE LOG  

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Not everyone is a fan of traditional christmas pudding, but everyone loves chocolate right? This chocolate swiss roll recipe, decorated to look like a fallen festive log is a chocoholic's heaven.


INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 eggs
  • 100 g caster sugar
  • 65 g self-raising flour
  • 40 g cocoa
  • 1 glug double cream
  • 1 shot your favourite liquor
  • 200 g butter, at room temperature
  • 400 g icing sugar
  • 50 g cocoa powder
  • 1 drizzle white icing
  • 1 sprig holly to garnish

STEP-BY-STEP-GUIDE:

CHRISTMAS BAILEYS YULE LOG | preheat the oven

preheat the oven

Preheat the oven to 210°C.

CHRISTMAS BAILEYS YULE LOG | whisk the eggs & sugar

whisk the eggs & sugar

Line a swiss roll tin (33cmx22cm) or baking sheet with non-stick paper. put the eggs and sugar for the sponge into a bowl and whisk until smooth, light and fluffy. It’s best to use an electric hand whisk for this to get maximum aeration as it should triple in volume at least.

CHRISTMAS BAILEYS YULE LOG | add the flour & cocoa

add the flour & cocoa

Sieve the flour and cocoa powder into the bowl and carefully fold in with a large metal spoon (avoid knocking out any air you’ve just whisked in.)

CHRISTMAS BAILEYS YULE LOG | spoon batter into the tin

spoon batter into the tin

Spoon the mixture into the tin and carefully spread to the edges.

CHRISTMAS BAILEYS YULE LOG | bake the sponge

bake the sponge

Bake for 10 minutes until the mixture springs back when lightly touched and it’s shrunk back from the edges slightly.

CHRISTMAS BAILEYS YULE LOG | roll the hot sponge

roll the hot sponge

Lay another sheet of greaseproof paper on the table and sprinkle with a handful of castor sugar. Turn the hot swiss roll out onto the sugared paper, score a line 2cm in from one end and start to roll, allowing the paper to catch itself inside the roll. Leave to cool completely whilst rolled.

CHRISTMAS BAILEYS YULE LOG | make the butter cream

make the butter cream

Make the butter cream icing by creaming together all the icing ingredients. Whip the cream to stiff peaks and fold through the alcohol (optional).

CHRISTMAS BAILEYS YULE LOG | re-roll the sponge

re-roll the sponge

Unroll the sponge and spread the cream in a thin layer, right to the edges. Roll back up and reposition on whatever you intend to serve the Yule Log on.

CHRISTMAS BAILEYS YULE LOG | smear over the buttercream

smear over the buttercream

Smear the chocolate butter cream all over and smooth into all the edges with a warm palette knife.

CHRISTMAS BAILEYS YULE LOG | decorate the cake

decorate the cake

Run a fork through the cream to give the bark-like texture and draw rings around the end of the log with the melted white chocolate in a piping bag. Dust with icing sugar to represent snow.

CHRISTMAS BAILEYS YULE LOG | slie and serve!

slie and serve!

Store in the fridge until needed and slice generously for everyone to enjoy. makes 12 slices.


COMMENTS:


ewikm94

The fluffy and light base for any cake! Also perfect for making Swiss rolls. I will post a couple of ideas what you can do with this sponge base.


sallyquinn

Sorry! I'm spanish and I can't understand everything you say. I look for everwhere and I can't find the meaning of "glug". When you say "1 glug of double cream", what do you mean, a container, the packaging? Thank you!


yoyofsy

Tasted great even without Bailey☺️


callmefem

I've made this yule log before a couple of days ago and it was absolutely delicious! I decided to make it again for the whole family and they all loved it! I'm so happy to have found this gorgeous recipe AND I'm actually making this AGAIN for New Year's eve!


chocolady

This was my log for last year but instead of putting buttercream over it i covered it with milk chocolate i will be making this again it was gorgeous



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