Slowly add residual sugar while beating continuously, until whites stand in firm, glossy, moist peaks. Chill for 1 hour to firm filling.

You can also add a little more cream to make frosting easy to spread (optional). Grease the wax paper.

Trim and remove (or eat) a thin slice from one end of chilled cake; cut and keep wedge from other end. Prepare the 10"x15"x1" jelly roll pan by greasing it, the line base and sides with wax paper. Roll up again, without towel but using it to help roll. Spread a little amount of filling on top center of cake and press reserved wedge on it to make the "knot-hole. Beat egg whites until foamy with clean dry beaters. Unroll cooled cake, leaving it on towel. Fold 1/3 whites into yolk mixture to lighten it, then fold remaining whites in too.

Slide towel and cake onto counter so that the cake is wrong side up.

Et voila! Your Buche De Noel is now ready! :-)

. Spread 1/2 cup frosting evenly over cake, all the way to the edges.

Chestnut Butter Cream Filling:

Mix salt, vanilla, sugar, cream and egg yolk; beat for around 7 minutes at medium speed. Turn over pan, towel, and sheet to turn out cake. Puree chestnuts with powdered sugar, butter and cream. Get rid of any excess villing from ends and seam edge. Bring the 5 eggs to room temperature and then separate the yolk and the whites. Put the basic buttercream aside. Bake around 10 minutes or until the top is golden and tester comes out clean. Cut pieces of angelica into leaf shapes and cut glace cherries in half to make log decorations." Do not cover knothold top. Add the remaining ingredients and beat for 1 or 2 minutes at medium speed.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Slice any crisp edges, fold one end of towel over short end of cake, and roll cake in towel. Prior to serving, surround cake with cranberries and holly. Keep cake refrigerated until serving; it is much easier to slice when cold and firm. I sometimes add a little more cream to bring to very spreadable consistency.

Spread 2 cups filling over thin layer of frosting, pushing generous amount into curved end. Place pan into oven right away.

Frequently draw narrow metal spatula lengthwise through frosting to create rough texture of bark. Combine coffee, sugar and cocoa. Mix chestnut puree into buttercream thoroughly.. Add yolk mixture little by little, beating well after each addition.

Slowly add the powdered sugar, while beating well after each addition. Spread batter evenly in prepared pan, making sure to get it into the corners. Make sure you do not overbake.

This part should be done very quickly: remove from oven, the immediately cover jelly roll pan with clean towel, then with the inverted cookie sheet.

Beat yolks until thick and pale. Add the 1 teaspoon of vanilla and beat again. Work frosting as far under roll as possible. Combine salt, flour, and baking powder; place aside. Put cake, seam side down, on tray or cake plate. Remove jelly roll pan; peel off wax paper.. The mixture should fall in thick ribbon when beaters are lifted. Cream butter until light in the beaters without washing it.Christmas is coming soon and you are wondering what to prepare for this occasion, right? Why not try a "Buche De Noel"? :-)

In this articles I'll show you a step by step method to get this done in record time. Place rolled cake seam side down on wire rack or cookie sheet to cool completely.

Slowly fold the dry ingredients into the egg mixture; fold in smoothly but thoroughly.

Mocha Silk Frosting:

Place instant coffee in a plastic bag and crushing it with a rolling pin until plastic plate bowl manufacturers powered. Slowly add 6 teaspoons of sugar, beating well after each addition. So check this out." Frost entire cake with remaining frosting, building frosting up around sides of "knot-hole.

The Recipe: Buche De Noel

Yield: 16 Servings

Occasion: Christmas


For the Buche De Noel:

~ 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract

~ 1/4 teaspoon Salt

~ 3/4 cup Sugar

~ 3/4 cups Cake flour

~ 3/4 teaspoon Baking powder

~ 5 Eggs

Chestnut Butter Cream Filling:

~ 1 Egg yolks

~ 1 pinch Salt

~ 1/2 cup Butter

~ 1/2 cup Superfine Sugar

~ 1-1/2 teaspoon Vanilla extract

~ 2 cups Powered Sugar

~ 2 tablespoons Butter

~ 30 Chestnuts (whole cooked)

~ 4 tablespoons Heavy Cream

Mocha Silk Frosting:

~ 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract

~ 1-1/2 tablespoons Corn syrup

~ 1-1/4 c Sugar, powdered

~ 2 tb Heavy Cream

~ 2 teaspoons Instant coffee

~ 3 tablespoons Cocoa powder

~ 5-1/3 tablespoons Butter


For the Buche De Noel:

Utensils: Cookie sheet larger than jelly roll pan and clean lint-free dish towel