The french Christmas Log
its origin :
Formerly the christmas log was a very large piece of wood that had to burn for a long time. It was sometimes offered as a gift for heating. It was also tax to pay. The evolution of heating systems has eliminated the tradition which has turned into a pastry to be enjoyed at Christmas time.
Traditional recipe :
Cooking time: 25 minutes
Ingredients (for 4 people):
– 6 eggs
– 150 g caster sugar
– 150 g flour
– 11 g of Alsatian yeast
– 250 g chocolate
– 200 g butter
Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, the biscuit must be lightly browned.
When leaving the oven, place on the biscuit a clean damp cloth and then unmold it and roll. Let cool.
Break the chocolate, and melt it in a bain-marie.
When melted, add soft butter and mix.
Unroll the cake and spread out 2/3 of the chocolate. Then roll the biscuit again on itself.
Cover the biscuit with the remaining chocolate and then, using a fork, stir the top.
Take to the refrigerator.
Do not forget to decorate your log like this for example :
Bon appétit et joyeux Noël à tous !
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