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French Buche de Noel
French Buche de Noel
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Looking for inspirations for a different Christmas cake this year? Why not try a homemade French Buche de Noel, also known as Christmas log or Yule Log! A dark sponge cake filled with and covered with chocolate mousse. Have fun decoration the cake with Christmas decorations. Don’t forget to offer a piece to Santa, he will like it as well.

Ingredient List for 10 servings:
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30 gr Flour
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60 gr Potato flour
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3 Eggs
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80 gr Sugar
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2 tablespoons Cacao powder
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1 teaspoon Baking powder

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200 gr Dark choclate
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300 ml Whip cream
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2 Egg yellows

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200 gr Milk chocolate mousse
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300 ml Whip cream
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2 Egg yellows

Oven temperature:
250 degrees Celsius
Instructions:
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With an electrical mixer, mix the whip cream to a hard foam.
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Melt the chocolate on low heat in a casserole. Take away the casserole from the heat and let it rest for 10 minutes.
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Whip the egg yellows and add the melted chocolate and mix well.
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Add the melted chocolate in the whip cream and mix gently. Place in the fridge for 30 minutes.

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With an electrical mixer, mix the whip cream to a hard foam.
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Melt the chocolate on low heat in a casserole. Take away the casserole from the heat and let it rest for 10 minutes.
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Whip the egg yellows and add the melted chocolate and mix well.
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Add the melted chocolate in the whip cream and mix gently. Place in the fridge for 30 minutes.

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Start the oven at 250 degrees Celsius.
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Mix all the ingredients for the cake in a bowl.
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Place a baking paper on a baking sheet and spread evenly the batter on the paper. Place in the middle of the oven for 5 minutes.
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Take out the cake and let it cool down.
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Cut the cake so you have 2 pieces, 1 piece for the bottom, and 1 piece that will cover the cake.
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Place the part that will cover the cake in a buche cake form. Spread the milk chocolate mousse on the cake in the form.
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Place the bottom on top of the mousse.
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Place the form. plate/serving plate that will be used to serve the cake on. Turn the cake up side down.
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Spread evenly the dark chocolate mousse over the cake.
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Decorate the cake with some Christmas decoration.

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