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French Bûche de Noël – Yule Log
French Bûche de Noël – Yule Log
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This homemade French Bûche de Noël also known also known as Yule log is both a treat for the eyes and palate. A chocolate sponge cake shaped as a log, filled with white chocolate mousse and covered with a beautiful pattern made of milk chocolate. Sprinkle some icing sugar right before serving to make it look like the cake is covered in snow.

Ingredient List for 10 servings:
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60 gr Potato flour
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30 Flour
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3 Eggs
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100 gr Sugar
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2 tablespoons Cacao powder
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1 teaspoon Baking powder

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300 ml Whip cream
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250 gr Mascarpone cheese
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1 teaspoon Icinging sugar
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200 gr White chocolate

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200 gr Milk chocolate
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300 ml Whip cream
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2 Egg yellows

Oven temperature:
250 degrees Celsius
Instructions:
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Mix the icing sugar and the mascarpone cheese.
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Mix gently the whip cream and the mascarpone mixture.
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Melt the chocolate in a casserole. Let it cool down 15 minutes and mix it very gently with the whip cram mixture. Place in the fridge for 30 minutes.

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Mix the whip cream to a hard foam.
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Melt the chocolate on low heat in a casserole. Take away the casserole from the stow and let the chocolate rest for 10 minutes.
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Whip the egg yellows and add in the melted chocolate and mix well.
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Add the melted chocolate in the whip cream and mix gently. Place in the fridge for 30 minutes.

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Preheat the oven at 250 degrees Celsius.
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Pour all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
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Place a baking paper on a baking sheet. Pour evenly the batter on the paper and place in the middle of the oven for 5 minutes. Let the cake cool down.
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Spread evenly the white mousse on the cake and roll together.
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Divide the cake in a small and a big part, this way you will have the log and a branch.
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Cover the rolls in plastic film and place in the fridge for 1 hour.
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Take out the cake and take away the plastic film and place the cake together as a bûche.
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Spread evenly the milk chocolate on the cake.
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Decorate the cake as you like and place cold until it is time to serve.

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