Buche De Noel - French Dessert For Christmas

This is the dessert French people use to eat for Christmas. The tradition: It represents a log of wood. People used to cook it to bless fire during this very cold period.


Preheat oven to 190C

Line a jelly roll pan with cooking paper.

In a big bowlput: whip cream with confectioners' sugar, cocoa, vanilla until thick and stiff.


In a big bowl: beat egg yolks with 1/2 cup sugar until thick and pale.
Blend in 1/3 cup cocoa, vanilla, and salt.

In a big bowl bowl: whip egg whites to soft peaks, add 1/4 cup sugar, and beat.
Immediately fold the yolk mixture into the whites.

Bake for 12 to 15 minutes.

Dust a clean dishtowel with confectioners' sugar. Run a knife around the edge of the pan, and turn the warm cake out onto the towel. REmove the paper

Starting at the short edge of the cake, roll the cake up with the towel. Cool for 30 minutes.

Unroll the cake, and spread the filling to within 1 inch of the edge. Roll the cake up with the filling inside. Place into a serving plate. Refrigerate.

Add some Christmas decorations on it before serving (see the picture)


Egg Whites 6
Salt 1 pinch
Vanilla Extract 2 teaspoons
Unsweetened Cocoa Powder 1/3 cup
Egg Yolks 6
Vanilla Extract 1 teaspoon
Unsweetened Cocoa Powder ½ cup
Confectioners' Sugar ½ cup
Heavy Cream 2 cups
White Sugar ½ cup + ¼ cup

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I'd love to try this so can't give a rating yet, but what is the filling? Is it just whipped double cream?
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