Mini Bûche de Noël (Chocolate Yule Log)

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas…..

These were made for the ‘international food alley’ at the School Christmas fair. They needed to be sold in portions so I made individual Bûche de Noël (or chocolate yule logs) to represent France’s Christmas traditions.

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Normally made with a combination of chocolate, chestnut puree and light roulade – this is my version featuring moist chocolate sponge, sandwiched together with my homemade chocolate spread and then coated in rich, chocolate buttercream.


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2 thoughts on “Mini Bûche de Noël (Chocolate Yule Log)

  1. […] Ideally the basis of the log would be a light chocolate roulade, but I have yet to work out how to make a pliable, rollable sponge that is egg-free. This Yule log is formed of a ‘sculpted’ chocolate sponge, filled with homemade chocolate spread and coated in lashings of rich chocolate buttercream, just a bigger version of my mini ones. […]

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