Yule Log

Ingredients

  • Servings: 12
  • Plain Genoise:
  • one (1) 10 x 15 inch jelly-roll pan that has been buttered and lined with parchment paper and then buttered again
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • pinch of salt
  • cup of sugar
  • cup cake flour - spoon flour into dry-measure cup and level off (also known as cake & pastry flour)
  • cup cornstarch
  • zest of 1 orange
  • Chocolate Orange Coffee Buttercream:
  • 4 large egg whites
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 24 tablespoons (3 sticks or 1-1/2 cups) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoons instant espresso powder
  • 2 tablespoons Grand Marnier
  • cup cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup melted chocolate, cooled
  • Meringue Mushrooms:
  • 3 large egg whites, at room temperature
  • teaspoon cream of tartar
  • cup (3-1/2 ounces/105 g.) granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup (1-1/3 ounces/40 g.) icing sugar
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder for dusting

Description

(from Perfect Cakes By Nick Malgieri And The Williams-Sonoma Collection: Dessert)

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