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Bûche de Noël - Yule log
Bûche de Noël - Yule log
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This homemade classic French Christmas dessert is made with both white and dark chocolate mousse. It looks like a log but is wonderfully creamy with chocolate. You can always decorate the cake with some extra nice Christmas decorations.

Ingredient List for 10 servings:
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2,5 tablespoon Cacao powder
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1,5 teaspoon Baking powder
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130 gr Sugar
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3 Eggs
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50 gr Potato flour
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30 gr Flour

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200 gr Dark chocolate
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400 ml Whip cream
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2 Egg yellows

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200 gr White chocolate
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400 ml Whip cream
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2 Egg yellows

Oven temperature:
250 degrees Celsius
Instructions:
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Preheat the oven at 250 degrees Celsius.
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Pour the flour, potato flour, baking powder and the cacao powder in a bowl and mix it together .
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Whip the sugar and the eggs for the cake really fluffy and white.
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Continue whipping and add all the dry ingredients.
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Place a baking paper on a baking sheet.
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Pour evenly the batter on the paper.
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Bake the cake in the middle of the oven during 5 minutes.
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Take out the cake and let it cool down.

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Mix the whip cream to a hard foam.Take out the cake and let it cool down.
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Melt slowly the chocolate on low heat in a casserole.
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Mix the egg yellows in a bowl and add slowly the chocolate.
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Add the whip cream very gently in the bowl and stir slowly.
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Place the mousse in the fridge for minimum 2 hours.

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Mix the whip cream to a hard foam.
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Melt slowly the chocolate on low heat in a casserole.
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Mix the egg yellows in a bowl and add slowly the chocolate.
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Add the whip cream very gently in the bowl and stir slowly.
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Place the mousse in the fridge for minimum 2 hours.
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Place evenly the white chocolate mousse on the cake bottom and roll it together gently.
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Spread evenly the dark chocolate mousse all over the cake, and make nice long stripes with a fork.
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Place the cake cold until serving.

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