Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Buche De Noel

It's almost the end of the year ? Again ? Gosh, where the time goes ? Did I do nice things during this year ? Did I make a great progress like I promise beginning of this year ? Some may be Yes, Some probably needs to modify ^__^ Just wait until 'Santa' coming, and show the list ! if I'm the good one or not LOL

Well, no matter what I feel blessing with what I've got and with family and nice friends around me. That is the important thing.

Anyway, since 'Buche De Noel' become a Christmas 'trade mark' cake. I challenge my self to make it, never though i can do it. It's come very easy and perfect *according to me ... hehehhehe.. So, why you not try to make too ? Let's do it

Chocolate Buche De Noel

1/4 cup milk
2 tbsp butter
3/4 cup sifted cake-and-pastry flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
5 eggs
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tbsp icing sugar

Chocolate Icing
1 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup whipping cream
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups icing sugar
4 oz unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled

Chocolate Bark

8 oz (225 g) bittersweet chocolate, chopped


Line 16x10-inch (40x25-cm) rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
In bowl over saucepan of simmering water, heat milk with butter until melted. Remove pan from heat, leaving bowl on top to keep warm enough that finger can remain in bowl for no longer than 10 seconds.

In separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt; set aside.
Separate yolks and whites of three of the eggs into separate bowls. Beat egg whites until foamy; beat in 1/4 cup (60 ml) of the granulated sugar, about 1 tbsp (15 ml) at a time, until soft peaks form.

Beat egg yolks, remaining eggs and granulated sugar until thick enough that batter leaves ribbons on surface when beaters are lifted, about five minutes. Fold in one-third of the whites; fold in remaining whites. Sift flour mixture over top; fold in. Pour in milk mixture; fold in just until blended. Spread in prepared pan.

Bake in centre of 350 F (180 C) oven until golden and cake springs back when lightly touched, about 12 minutes. Loosen edges with knife; place flour-dusted tea towel over cake. Top with tray larger than pan. Invert and lift off pan. Starting at corner, peel off paper. Starting at short side, roll up cake in towel; let cool on rack. (If making ahead, store in airtight container for up to 24 hours.)

Chocolate Icing:

In bowl and with electric beaters, beat butter until fluffy; gradually beat in cream then vanilla. Beat in sugar, 1 cup (250 ml) at a time.

Beat in chocolate until fluffy and smooth.

Chocolate Bark:

Line 16x10-inch (40x25-cm) rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
In bowl over saucepan of hot (not boiling) water, melt chocolate, stirring occasionally. Pour onto prepared baking sheet, spreading to scant 1/8-inch (3-mm) thickness. Refrigerate until set, about 10 minutes. Break or tear chocolate into about 3x1-inch (8x2.5-cm) pieces or use knife or fruits shredder like I did to make decoration

Arrange in single layer on tray; cover loosely with plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm. (If making ahead, refrigerate for up to 48 hours.)

Unroll cake; spread with 1 1/2 cups (375 ml) of the icing. Re roll without towel; place, seam side down, on flat serving platter. Spread remaining icing all over log. Arrange Chocolate Bark over log.
Refrigerate until cold. Dust bark with icing sugar.


Julia @Mélanger said...

I was so planning to make this, this year but time ran away from me. Love your version. So perfect!

Presiden Prabowo said...

tampak lezat

bake in paris said...

Happy happy new year! Wish you have a year filled with love, joy, great health and lots of blogging success!

Fit, this is a beautiful cake and a fantastic photo. Ha ha ha I am seeing it in DMBLGIT January already!

Sawadee from Bangkok,

RebaMilitello said...

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