Mini yule logs recipe

Keep the kids occupied this festive season by creating these Christmassy, chocolatey treats

Makes 12

Ingredients

  • 1 x 260g chocolate Swiss roll with chocolate filling
  • 100g rich caramel sauce
  • 100g butter, at room temperature
  • 150g icing sugar, plus extra to dust
  • 50g cocoa powder

Method

  1. On a large board very gently and carefully unroll the Swiss roll. Slice the cake into 4, parallel with the unrolled edge.

  2. Spread a thin layer of caramel over each piece then carefully and gently roll back up. Slice each thin log into 3 to make smaller logs.

  3. Place on a board, cover with cling film and refrigerate while you make the buttercream.

  4. Place the butter in a bowl and beat well to soften. Sieve in the icing sugar and cocoa, and mix well. Add a drop of milk or water if needs be to get a smooth, spreadable paste.

  5. Using a butter knife spread the buttercream over each log and use a fork to scrape the icing, making a bark effect.

  6. Decorate with a dusting of icing sugar and return to the fridge until needed. Allow to reach room temperature before serving.

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Tuesday 07 December 2010
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