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Buche de Noel Recipe

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Chocolate Cake


Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 cup sifted cake flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
3 eggs
1 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup water
1 tsp. vanilla

Confectioner's sugar

Directions:
Directions:
Grease 15x10x1 inch jelly-roll pan; line pan with parchment paper. Sift flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt onto waxed paper and reserve. Beat eggs until thick and creamy at medium speed; beat in granulated sugar, 1 Tbsp. at a time, beating constantly until mixture is very thick. Beat in water and vanilla; fold in flour mixture until blended. Spread batter in pan. Bake in 375 degree oven for 10 minutes or until center springs back when pressed with finer. Do not overbake! Loosen cake around pan edges with sharp knife; invert pan onto a clean towel dusted with confectioners sugar; peel off paper, starting on long side and roll up jelly-roll fashion; wrap in towel and cool on rack.

Carefully unroll cake; spread with coffee cream filling; reroll as tightly as possible without cracking the cake. Place on serving plate. Cut 1/2 inch-thick slice from one end of cake roll; remove inner coil and reshape tightly to form a "knot" on a log; frost with a bit of the chocolate butter frosting and set aside. Frost the cake roll with the remaining frosting; draw tines of a fork lengthwise through frosting to resemble "bark" and press "knot" onto the side. Sprinkle ends of the roll with chopped pistachio nuts and dust top with confectioner's sugar. Chill roll until serving time. Cut it crosswise into 12 thick slices.

Makes 12 servings.
 

Coffee Cream Filling


Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 cup heavy cream
1 Tbsp. instant coffee
1/2 cup sifted confectioner's sugar

Directions:
Directions:
Combine heavy cream, instant coffee, and sifted confectioners' sugar in medium-sized bowl; beat until stiff. Chill.
 

Chocolate Butter Frosting


Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1/4 cup butter
2 squares unsweetened chocolate
2 cups sifted confectioner's sugar
1/4 cup milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla

Directions:
Directions:
Melt butter and unsweetened chocolate in small, heavy saucepan. Cool slightly. Combine 2 cups of sifted confectioner's sugar, milk, and vanilla in medium size bowl and slowly beat in chocolate mixture until smooth and easy to spread. Cover and set aside. Makes about 1 cup.

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Gourmet Club: French Christmas Celebration

 

 

 

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