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Cinnamon Brandy Bûche de Noël

Cinnamon Brandy Bûche de Noël

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"The burning of a yule log is an ancient Celtic tradition celebrating the winter solstice by burning a large tree trunk on the shortest day of the year. This Ralahami recipe of Bûche de Noël is for feasting and includes all the Christmas must-have flavours with a Cinnamon and Brandy cream filling and a Chocolate Brandy buttercream frosting."
Difficulty
Medium 👍
Preparation
40 min
Baking
12 min
Resting
30 min

Ingredients

2Servings
1
egg yolks
16⅔ g
caster sugar
10⅞ g
plain flour
1
egg whites
8⅓ g
caster sugar
8⅓ g
sweetened cocoa powder
1⅔ g
ground cinnamon
tsp
salt
41⅔ g
double cream
8⅓ g
icing sugar
½ tsp
ground cinnamon
½ tbsp
brandy
33⅓ g
unsalted butter
50 g
icing sugar
16⅔ g
sweetened cocoa powder
tbsp
brandy
confectioner’s sugar

Utensils

swiss roll baking tray, parchment paper, electric whisk, mixing bowl, flour sifter, 2 bowls, hand-held whisk

  • Step 1/ 16

    • swiss roll baking tray
    • parchment paper

    Pre-heat the oven to 160° (fan oven) or 180°c and line a Swiss roll baking tray with baking parchment paper.

  • Step 2/ 16

    Separate the eggs into 2 separate bowls.

  • Step 3/ 16

    • 1 egg yolks
    • 16⅔ g caster sugar
    • electric whisk
    • mixing bowl

    On medium speed between the egg yolks until creamy and gradually add the caster sugar and continue mixing till the sugar is dissolved.

  • Step 4/ 16

    • 10⅞ g plain flour
    • 8⅓ g sweetened cocoa powder
    • 1⅔ g ground cinnamon
    • tsp salt
    • flour sifter
    • bowl

    In a separate bowl, sift the plain flour; add the cocoa powder, cinnamon and salt and mix to combine the dry ingredients together.

  • Step 5/ 16

    • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
    • 16⅔ g sweetened cocoa powder

    Add spoonfuls of the flour mixture and continue beating on low speed, till the dry ingredients have been incorporated into the mixture.

  • Step 6/ 16

    In a separate clean bowl whisk the egg whites till soft peaks form and add the caster sugar and continue whisking.
    • 1 egg whites
    • 8⅓ g caster sugar
    • hand-held whisk
    • bowl

    In a separate clean bowl whisk the egg whites till soft peaks form and add the caster sugar and continue whisking.

  • Step 7/ 16

    Fold the egg whites into the egg yolk mixture.

  • Step 8/ 16

    Pour the cake batter into the prepared Swiss roll baking tray. Bake the cake for 12 minutes.

  • Step 9/ 16

    Sprinkle icing sugar onto a clean kitchen towel. Insert the warm cake onto the tea towel and peel off the parchment paper.

  • Step 10/ 16

    At the edge of the cake, draw a line using a knife and roll the cake allowing the cake to cool.

  • Step 11/ 16

    • 1⅔ g ground cinnamon
    • 41⅔ g double cream
    • 8⅓ g icing sugar
    • ½ tbsp brandy
    • electric whisk
    • mixing bowl

    To make the cream filling: whisk together double cream, icing sugar and cocoa powder. Add the cinnamon and brandy and continue to mix the ingredients together.

  • Step 12/ 16

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    Carefully unroll the cake and evenly spread the cream filling onto the cake. Roll the cake - making sure its tightly rolled and place the cake on a tray or a plate.

  • Step 13/ 16

    Diagonally cut a small piece of the cake and place cut piece of cake on the side of the main cake - making a "Y" shaped log cake.

    Diagonally cut a small piece of the cake and place cut piece of cake on the side of the main cake - making a "Y" shaped log cake.

  • Step 14/ 16

    • 8⅓ g sweetened cocoa powder
    • ½ tbsp brandy
    • 33⅓ g unsalted butter
    • 50 g icing sugar
    • electric whisk
    • mixing bowl

    To make the frosting: cream the butter on low speed and then gradually add the icing sugar and continue mixing. Add the cocoa powder and brandy and continue mixing to combine all the ingredients together.

  • Step 15/ 16

    Frost the cake. Then run a fork along the frosting and decorate the cake as you like.

    Frost the cake. Then run a fork along the frosting and decorate the cake as you like.

  • Step 16/ 16

    Decorate the cake as you wish and enjoy.

    Decorate the cake as you wish and enjoy.

  • Enjoy your meal!

    Cinnamon Brandy Bûche de Noël

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