I hope everyone who celebrates had a wonderful Christmas!
I did not do too much cooking over the last few days, but I did end up making a Yule Log cake and keeping with the theme of this blog, I learned a few things.
I found a recipe on Sally’s Baking Addiction for the cake, but I chose to modify it a bit. For example, I did not use hazelnuts. Instead, I used peppermint extract and crushed up candy canes to give it a little peppermint flavor. Unfortunately, the cake ended up having a little too much peppermint flavor overall.
I didn’t use the extract in the cake itself, but I did throw in a bit in both the whipped cream filling and the chocolate ganache. The other thing I learned from this experience was if I make it again, I’d need more whipped cream for the filling. It came out a little thin in between the rounds of cake.
One of the reasons why I wanted to attempt this recipe was because of its many steps and techniques needed. However, once I started making it, the part that I thought would be the most difficult (rolling the cake) was actually the easiest and least stressful.
Isn’t it funny how things turn out sometimes?
And here is a cutaway of the cake….see what I mean about needing more whipped cream?
The sugared cranberries where yummy though!