Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Daring Bakers French Yule Log (italiano a seguire)

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.



As you can see my log is still in progress ! I would like to serve it for New Year's Eve so I'm in time !! I post poned its preparation because it scared me but in the end , apart from locking myself in the kitchen most of the day while my children were doing anything to destroy themself and our house, it went well enough ! I still don't know how it tastes (all together because I tasted every single "step"!) but I don't know wheather I'd make it again !!
The recipe is incredibly long and I followed it very closely (I only flavoured the creme brulee with cardamom). You will find it on our hostesses sites.





Surprise !!! We've finally decided to spend our last eve at home with our dear friend Stefano so the Yule would have been much too big ... Cristina had guest for dinner so I cut a three slices piece and went downstairs with my log !!
So here is the croocked (?) log !!!



Cari amici ed eccomi a voi : non so se ce la farò mai a tradurre le 18 pagine di ricetta per questo tronchetto...lo farò se me lo chiederete, certo ! Intanto vi racconto gli strati : Dacquise alle mandorle, ganache al cioccolato, mousse al cioccolato, croccante al cioccolato, mousse, creme bruleè al cardamomo, mousse, dacquise e glassa al cioccolato !! Vi dirò che non è male ma è anche un lavoraccio soprattutto con i bambini a casa per le vacanze !

13 comments:

Peggy said...

that looks so divinely delicious and so hard to make! Good job Natalia! Happy new year!

Engineer Baker said...

That looks nowhere near as crooked as mine was :P It looks beautiful!

Jude said...

It doesn't look crooked to me.. Looks great!

shellyfish said...

Your log looks beautiful! I hope it was as delicious as looks. Happy new year to you & your family!

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

;) simple this was not.
Crooked - looks gorgeous to me!

Faery said...

I think your log is beautiful, not crooked, the chocolate looks so shiny and yummy it doesn't need decorations.It was a lot of work so I was tired too.
To translate the recipe for the Amici is going take time, I think ;)
Ti Auguro un fantastico nuovo anno!
Un Bacione

Big Boys Oven said...

such a lovely and beautiful log you had there, just waesomely beautiful!

linda said...

Pretty log, not so crooked though. Love the cardamom you used. Also love the look of the dacqoise on top.

bice2007 said...

Bravissima!!!
Un dolce da alta pasticceria, deve essere buonissimo, con una tale fusione di sapori, odori.... peccato non assaggiarlo!!!
Ciao Cinzia

Clumbsy Cookie said...

Very nice layers! It's not crooked silly! Looks great! And your pannetonne looks nice too, next year I want to make one as well!

enza said...

io ci ho rinunciato per lo stesso motivo.
troppi bambini in giro...

Sara said...

looks like you did a great job!

Vera said...

What a gorgeous log, Natalia! Happy New Year to you and your family!