Tuesday, December 30, 2008

French Yule Log

December Daring Bakers' Challenge is brought to us by the adventurous Hilda from Saffron and Blueberry and Marion from Il en Faut Peu Pour Etre Heureux. They have chosen a French Yule Log by Flore from Florilege Gourmand. Thank you so much to our hosts!

This particular yule log has six components. My version of Yule Log had ,
  1. Hazelnut dacquoise layer
  2. Dark chocolate mousse
  3. Dark chocolate Ganache insert
  4. Dark chocolate Feuillete insert (crisp)
  5. vanilla Creme Bruleé insert
  6. dark chocolate icing
I personally think that this was the most heavy cake that I made in Daring bakers challenges and I am telling that as a chocoholic person. Mousse was delisious. Although it gives an surprising look when you cut the cake, creme brulee was just another problematic layer. I would prefer chestnut pure or some other ingredient would balance the richness and give some fruity flavor.

One of the problem I have in this challenge was that I do not have a proper half-round pan, I made this in a standard loaf pan. Also I could not find the kosher gelatin in last minute for icing. Every month I am telling myself to start early but somehow I end up rushing for the last minute.

I would've finish up the cake with much more elegant decoration but two kids and husband no time for cake.

I hope you like the snowmen and the Christmas tree that I made.

Happy New Year!!


Jenny said...

I think your log looks wonderful, but I'm with you - the mousse is worth it, I'm not sure about the rest.

chef_d said...

The snowmen and the Christmas tree look so cute!

Annarasa said...

Beautiful cake!!


Anonymous said...

Looks wonderful!

ostwestwind said...

Happy New Year, great looking log. I am with you, it is very rich
Ulrike from Küchenlatein

Anonymous said...

How cute, I love the snowmen and christmas tree. Great job!

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