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    Yule Log (Buche De Noel) Mccall's Cooking School. Photo by ccincalif

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    Impera_Magna's Note:

    I cut this recipe out of the December 1973 (the month my DS was born) issue of McCall's magazine. If you're a chocolate lover and love to impress people with your artistry, this is the recipe for you! A lot of directions but don't be intimidated, it's actually quite easy. And my kids LOVE it! (Cooking time does not include chilling times.) EDITED TO ADD: After seeing all these lovely photos, I feel like my more simple version looks "under dressed"... I sprinkle powdered sugar over the un-iced "log" and serve whipped cream on the side of each slice.

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    1. 1
      Grease the bottom of a 15x10x1" jelly roll pan; line w/ waxed paper; grease slightly.
    2. 2
      Preheat oven to 375.
    3. 3
      In a lg electric mixer bowl, at high speed, beat egg whites until soft peaks form when beaters are slowly lifted.
    4. 4
      Add 1/4 c sugar, 2 T at a time, beating until stiff peaks form when beaters are slowly lifted.
    5. 5
      With the same beaters, beat yolks at high speed, adding remaining 1/2 c sugar, 2 T at a time; beat until mixture is very thick, appx 4 minutes.
    6. 6
      At low speed, beat in cocoa, vanilla, salt, just until smooth.
    7. 7
      With wire whisk or rubber spatula, gently fold cocoa mixture into egg whites just until blended (no egg whites should show).
    8. 8
      Spread evenly in pan.
    9. 9
      Bake 15 minutes, just until surface springs back when gently pressed with fingertip.
    10. 10
      Sift confectioner's sugar in a 15x10" rectangle on a clean linen towel.
    11. 11
      Turn cake out on sugar; lift off pan; peel paper off cake.
    12. 12
      Roll up cake jelly-roll-fashion, starting with the short end towel and all.
    13. 13
      Cool completely on rack, seam side down.
    14. 14
      FILLING: Combine ingredients in medium bowl.
    15. 15
      Beat with electric mixer until thick; chill.
    16. 16
      TO ASSEMBLE: Unroll cake; spread with filling to 1" from edge; reroll.
    17. 17
      Place, seam side down, on plate.
    18. 18
      Cover loosely with foil.
    19. 19
      Chill at least 1 hour before serving.
    20. 20
      TO SERVE: Sprinkle yule log w/ confectioner's sugar and decorate with red candied cherries and green angelica "leaves". If you can't find angelica, use cut up green candied cherries.
    21. 21
      NOTE:You may make the Yule Log up to a week ahead and freeze, wrapped in foil. Let stand at room temperature for 1 hour before serving.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 11, 2010


      I have been using this recipe from the McCall's Cooking School magazine cookbook since 1974. I make it every Christmas and it has become such a tradition that my nieces and nephews and daughters-in-law now include it in their holiday menus. Through the years I have collected decorations for the cake like little saws, little Christmas trees, holly leaves and berries and of course, a little 'logger'. My family usually can't wait to see it. The nice thing about this recipe is that I make it 2 days in advance of the big meal and then all I have to do is decorate and slice. MMMMMMMM! Goood! djointex ( a devoted McCall's cookbook fan)

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    • on December 19, 2012


      I cut this recipe out of McCalls in December 1973 and have made it almost every year since. It is now a holiday tradition. My family prefers it without the coffee, but either way it is a treat.

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    • on December 09, 2012


      Have been making this for years and it is a family favorite! I drag fork times along the length of the log to look like the real thing, then "dust" with chocolate sprinkles. Make it--you will not be disappointed.

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    Nutritional Facts for Yule Log (Buche De Noel) Mccall's Cooking School

    Serving Size: 1 (92 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 10

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 259.3
    Calories from Fat 147
    Total Fat 16.3 g
    Saturated Fat 9.5 g
    Cholesterol 148.5 mg
    Sodium 67.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 25.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.6 g
    Sugars 21.2 g
    Protein 5.3 g

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