Once again we go back to chocolate, and somehow it wouldn’t be Christmas without a Bûche de Noël – also known as Chocolate Log. I have made this a number of times, and always use the recipe in Nigella Lawson’s “Christmas”. It works, it is delicious. And, it contains no flour! The sponge consists entirely of eggs, cocoa powder, caster sugar and vanilla essence.
Whisk the egg whites with some of the caster sugar; whisk the egg yolks with the remainder of the caster sugar until creamy and mousse-like; add the cocoa powder and vanilla, combine with egg whites and pour into baking tin.
Once baked, remove from the oven, cool slightly before turning out onto a sheet of baking paper and carefully roll up. Leave to cool before icing.
Wherever you are, whatever you are doing, have a peaceful and happy weekend 🙂