Friday, December 23, 2022

Yule log

This is a fun cake to make, I basically made a vanilla Swiss roll and coated it in chocolate buttercream so good.

Ingredients for the Swiss roll
  • 3 large eggs
  • 100g sugar, plus extra 3 tbsp to dust
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 100g plain flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 a jar strawberry jam
Ingredients for the chocolate buttercream
  • 1/4 cup of cocoa 
  • 1/2 a cup of confectioners sugar 
  • one - two tablespoon of milk 
  • 3/4 of a stick of butter
  1. Heat the oven to 200C 450 F. Add parchment paper to a cookie sheet, apparently there are Swiss Roll pans this would be perfect. 
  2.  Whisk the eggs and sugar with an electric hand whisk until thick and pale, this took a good 15 min but maybe with a better whisk its faster. Add the vanilla and whisk for another few seconds. Then fold in the flour and baking powder little by little. 
  3.  pour into the tin and lightly smooth the top. Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden and springy.

  4. cut a large rectangle of baking paper. Dust the paper with the sugar. Once the cake is cooked, carefully place the sponge onto the sugared paper and peel off the paper. then spread the jam and roll with paper and allow to sit for an hour.
  5. meanwhile mix the butter, cocoa powder and confectioners sugar with milk if needed to have a smooth consistency. Coat the roll with the buttercream and add a couple of marshmallows cut into the shape of mushrooms.

Happy Holidays wonderful people!

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Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Cardamom and Date Scones

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