Chocolate Yule Log (Buche de Noel) – Food Wishes


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  1. I made this Yule Log for our Christmas Eve family party last month and holy goodness was it delicious!! It looks very complicated but was actually very simple to make with your step-by-step instructions. I left out the coffee since I don't like mocha flavored things and it was still so good! My family raved about it. Looks like I'll have to make it a tradition each Christmas. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Made it for Christmas the other day and it was a huge hit! I didn't have time to decorate it properly like chef John but it tasted great and was well worth the effort!

  3. Question , do I have to have the exact size of baking sheet like yours ? It’s last minute I can’t seem to get an exact one, any tip ? Also mine broke into pieces when I tried today, not sure if I should switch sheet size, or reduce baking time ?? 😱😭

  4. Note for people not living in California, when he says room temp he means a warm room :p Tried to make one today and I'm not very satisfied with the sponge roll because the buttercream was a nightmare to spread, even when applied in small pieces. Think my Dutch 19-20°C (66-68°F) kitchen was just to cold. I think I'll do a second attempt tomorrow instead of finishing this and store the butter cream a bit warmer before applying.

  5. This was the first time I ever made a rolled cake so I was nervous it was going to crack, but it didn’t! I think the key is spreading lots of butter on the pan, not over baking the cake and rolling it with in a couple minutes after taking out of the oven. I made it for a family Christmas party and it was a success! They loved the cake and it looks like an actual log. They said it was too pretty to cut into lol. I also didn’t spread as much butter cream on the cake like you said, so the ratio of cream to cake was perfect! I did have some left over ganache but I used it to make truffles cx Thanks so much for the recipe!

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