Chocolate Yule Log

Something new for the sweet kitchen for Christmas 2015, a Chocolate Yule Log. I have often been asked to make these in the past, but I admit I have have steered clear, as I was always concerned about the keeping qualities of a traditional Swiss roll sponge over the Christmas period.

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This one, however, is a very moist and squidgy dark chocolate sponge, thicker than a regular Swiss roll, so it is more folded than a tight roll inside.

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It is brushed with an apricot conserve and filled and covered with chocolate frosting.

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It has the essential sprinkling of icing sugar for that snowy effect. This one is decorated with snowflakes brushed with lustre, holly leaves and robins.

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It has the added bonus of containing no flour, so it is gluten-free as well. It can of course be decorated with other Christmassy decorations, whatever takes your fancy. It can also have different fillings and coverings such as chestnut puree and a dark chocolate ganache – just contact me for details.

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