Baking Yule Logs in Sheffield

We had a fab array of Yule Logs from Sheffield Clandestine Cake club members, to celebrate Christmas & the solstice !!

Sian made a dark choc & raspberry yule log. She advised us to take the paper off whilst the cake is warm. Sponge is made with dark chocolate ganache, cream and raspberries in middle.


Clares Lemon & Almond Meringue Roulade . Toasted flaked almonds on top. She had help with the whisking from 13 year old son so the cream filling was #firm.


Karen W’s White chocolate Christmas Yule ..with cinnamon that tasted like coconut plus hedgerow jelly. Karen W said it was an ordinary sponge with cinnamon … Advises vanilla instead …. Was to be cranberry sauce inside but substituted it for homemade hedgerow jelly inside . Cream and White Choc with mascarpone coating .


Annes Delicious Mint Chocolate Yule with chocolate chips & peppermint butter cream. She said that her Chocolate and peppermint Paul Hollywood recipe …cracked a lot. She suggested next time, train it whilst it’s warm. Then unroll and fill . Don’t leave till cool as it will crack. Some members had 2 goes to avoid cracking.Take paper off, and roll with damp tea towel or grease proof with little bit of icing sugar.



Carolyns Chocolate snowflake log. Lemon and lime lemon curd and cream . Topping white chocolate ganache …. #yummy with chocolate reindeer.



Ruths delicious Monster Yule log, so called because someone had #borrowed her swiss roll tin & she had to use a larger one !! She built it with 2 different swiss rolls interlocked .

Sarahs yule log was from Baking Heaven magazine …. Chocolate meringue Yule log with whipped cream and melted chocolate.


Karen P’s Chocolate Log..from a Delia recipe for squidgy swiss roll, made with 6 egg yolks whisked with castor sugar, organic cocoa then 6 peaky egg whites folded in. Filling was chocolate cream ganache with dried cranberries, plus blobs of whipped cream . Very easy to make .
#scrumptious We all had full tins of samples to take home !
The next 2 dates are
Sat 27th Jan Cakes with a Healthy Twist
Sat 24th Feb A taste of Asia … with special guest
Tip for next year …book a venue early for Christmas .
Have a great one, and contact me for more details on Sheffield Clandestine Cake Club. Follow me @fabcoach on Twitter.


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