Monday, 29 December 2008

Daring Bakers 11: French Yule Log

This month's challenge is brought to us by the adventurous Hilda from Saffron and Blueberry and Marion from Il en Faut Peu Pour Etre Heureux.
They have chosen a French Yule Log by Flore from Florilege Gourmand

I have to be honest and say that when I first saw this month challenge I was scared - scared because it was a huge recipe with 6 elements (each with it's own choices) and scared because this gauntlet was laid down in the busiest month ever!!!! I really wasn't sure I'd have the time to complete it but was able to squeeze it in with a bit of a rush - mind you another problem was who I was going to feed it to and as usual the youth group at church ended up tucking into it.

French Yule Log
1) Dacquoise Biscuit - with orange flavouring
2) Mousse - Vanilla flavoured
3) Ganache Insert - Milk Chocolate
4) Praline (Crisp) Insert - I made it with the rice krispies
5) Creme Brulee Insert - Milk Chocolate Creme Brulee
6) Icing - Dark Chocolate

Unfortunately I've misplaced my camera which has all my photos of my French Yule Log - once I find it I'll add them. But until then you can see the rest of the Daring Bakers' results here. Or enjoy a pic of Marion's test log -


  1. This looks like an incredible recipe and applaud all those that attempted it!

  2. Ciao ! I agree I was scared as well !! But we made it ! Happy new year !!

  3. I can't wait to see your pictures - I just couldn't get it together this month - hopefully January won't be so nuts.

  4. Your components sound delicious, hope you enjoyed making and eating it as well!

  5. Happy new year to you, and congratulations on completing the challenge!


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