Yule Log

Yule Log
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Yule Log
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  1. Pre-heat oven 180 C. Line a large Swiss roll tin.
  2. In a bowl whisk eggs and sugar until pale and fluffy, thick enough to leave a substantial trail with the whisk.
  3. Sieve flour and cocoa powder together. Fold in gently into egg mix using a metal spoon or spatula.
  4. Pour mixture into tin.
  5. Bake for 8-12mins until springy to touch and slightly shrunk from edges.
  6. Turn out onto a sheet of baking parchment and trim off edges. Lay another sheet on top and roll up (empty). Set aside to cool.
  7. Meanwhile whip cream & blend in liqueur for filling.
  8. Unroll cake and remove paper. Spread upper surface of cake with cream and re-roll, with join placed on underside to hold in place.
  9. For butter icing, beat sugar and cocoa into butter, gradually until well blended, adding a little hot water from the kettle – only a tsp at a time – if the mixture is too stiff.
  10. To complete cake, cut obliquely and arrange like a log.
  11. Spread liberally with icing and mark with a fork to resemble bark. Dust with icing sugar.
Recipe Notes

Also pictured Yellow Pea Soup recipe.

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