580. Yule Log
A few years back when I attempted to make a yule log, it quickly became my biggest ever culinary disaster. It stuck to the pan, it stuck to the paper, it broke when it rolled, the frosting soaked into the sponge… I could go on. Luckily this year there were no such issues. I used a recipe from the Hairy Bikers, which involved a flour-free sponge. It turned out amazingly light and I shall absolutely make the same sponge recipe over and over again - it would be perfect for any kind of gateau or ice-cream cake. I then kind of negated the lightness by coating the whole thing in an inch of chocolate buttercream, but hey, it’s Christmas.
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580. Yule Log

A few years back when I attempted to make a yule log, it quickly became my biggest ever culinary disaster. It stuck to the pan, it stuck to the paper, it broke when it rolled, the frosting soaked into the sponge… I could go on. Luckily this year there were no such issues. I used a recipe from the Hairy Bikers, which involved a flour-free sponge. It turned out amazingly light and I shall absolutely make the same sponge recipe over and over again - it would be perfect for any kind of gateau or ice-cream cake. I then kind of negated the lightness by coating the whole thing in an inch of chocolate buttercream, but hey, it’s Christmas.

580 down, 1216 to go