Wednesday, December 18, 2013

♥ Strawberries and Cream Yule Log


It's a holiday tradition to make a yule log but I'm not that crazy about traditional chocolate logs as the are so heavy and laden with too much filling. So a few years ago I decided to make a light and airy one and it has been a big hit ever since.

Strawberries and Cream Yule Log

5 egg yolks
1 teaspoon vanilla
5 egg whites
½ teaspoon cream of tartar
¼ teaspoon salt
¾ cup sifted powdered sugar
½ cup flour
Powdered Sugar
1 quart strawberries, sliced
2 Tablespoon sugar
2 cups whipping/heavy cream
½ teaspoon vanilla
2-3 Tablespoon powdered sugar
Whole strawberries for garnish

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with sides with wax paper and spray with cooking spray.

Beat egg yolks until light and lemon colored. Stir in vanilla. Beat egg whites until foamy. Add cream of tartar and salt, beating until stiff. Fold in ¾ cup powdered sugar. Fold in egg yolk mixture. Fold in flour. Spread batter in pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes (do not let cake brown).

Using a fine mesh strainer, sift a small amount of powdered sugar on a linen towel. Turn hot cake out onto towel. Carefully peel off waxed paper. Roll up cake in the towel. Cool on a wire rack.

Combine strawberries and 2 tablespoons of sugar; let sit for 5 minutes. Beat whipping cream until foamy. Add 2-3 tablespoons powdered sugar and ½ teaspoon vanilla, beating until soft peaks form. Unroll cake. Spread cake with berries, then half of the whipped cream. Reroll cake. Place on a serving plate. Frost with remaining whipped cream.

Garnish with whole chocolate covered strawberries. Chill until serving time.

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1 comment :

  1. This is awesome. I follow your blog and right after Christmas I am going to buy one of your cookbooks to help the animals. I wish I could be a foster family but I don't have a fenced in yard. I have a Yorkie that I rescued about six years ago. Love him dearly. I live in Georgia and the pet rescues locally want $350 for

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