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Chocolate Yule Log (Gluten Free)

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As it is christmas time, I thought that I would re-blog about our Chocolate Roulade recipe that is perfect as a Chocolate Yule Log recipe too.

Dont forget that if you are using the recipe for a Yule Log, either fill with a liqueur or chocolate cream, cover in chocolate ganache, mark with a fork, stick on fake robin, and enjoy!

And it is Gluten Free too.

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Chocolate Roulade (Gluten Free)

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Having missed out on my post for Chocolate Week due to feeling unwell and then having a busy couple of weeks at work, I decided to make my mum’s chocolate roulade recipe as a pudding after my Coq au Vin dish last weekend.

My first ever post, 2 months ago, was my mum’s Meringue Roulade recipe and it has been a very popular post since then. This is a delicious alternative that was just as fun to make, especially as it was filled with fresh raspberries straight from the garden so late on in October. I cant remember the first time I had it, so as usual I asked my mum where it came from…

My children don’t like Christmas cake so I used to make a chocolate Yule-log. When I was diagnosed with Coeliac disease I had to find an alternative recipe that didn’t have flour in it. This chocolate roulade recipe was just the idea, but it makes a wonderful gooey pudding too, as you can see from the recipe. If using the recipe for a Yule-log, either fill with a liqueur or chocolate cream, cover in chocolate ganache, mark with a fork, stick on fake robin, and enjoy.

This is a chocolate mousse mixture, baked like a soft meringue and rolled up with cream. Prepare in advance by baking the roulade the day before. Then fill and roll up several hours before serving.

(Printable Recipe)

Serves 8

Ingredients:
6ozs Plain Chocolate
5 Large Eggs
6ozs Caster Sugar
2 Tablespoons Hot Water (see recipe)
A little Icing Sugar
Cream and fruit for filling

Swiss roll tin approx. 13½” x 9″ brushed with oil, lined with non-stick paper cut to fit width of tin but long enough to overlap the two ends. Lightly Oil Paper

Oven 180ºC, 350ºF, 160ºC Fan Oven, Gas Mark 4

1 Break chocolate into a bowl over a saucepan of hot water – leave until soft.

2 Separate eggs; put yolks into a large bowl, add sugar & using a whisk beat until pale in colour and thickened.

3 When chocolate has melted remove from heat & stir in 2tbls of hot water from the pan beneath, leave to cool a little.

4 Using a slow whisk incorporate the chocolate into the egg mixture.

5 In a clean bowl, whisk egg whites until stiff. Using a large spoon mix 1 spoonful into the chocolate mixture to loosen it.

6 Then carefully, gently & evenly fold in the rest of the egg whites.

7 Pour mixture into the tin & spread evenly, paying particular attention to the corners.

8 Bake in the centre of oven for 15 – 20 mins, should be firm to touch.

9 Remove from heat and while hot cover, first with a sheet of greaseproof paper and then a tea-towel and leave undisturbed until quite cold

10 Turn out onto a sheet of greaseproof paper that has been dusted with icing sugar. Peel away the baking paper, whip cream and spread over, sprinkle with desired fruit.

11 Roll up using the sugared paper to help, it may crack but push it together and sprinkle with more icing sugar. Chill for several hours before serving.

Enjoy!

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Meringue Roulade (Gluten Free)

First post…
Having benefitted from my mum’s cooking for over 30 years, I feel I have a compelling need to share my good fortune with a wider audience in the hope that they will come to appreciate why I return home so often for a refresher!   Mum has a gluten intolerance and yet our diet over the years has never been compromised by this, and we have always eaten the same dishes (except bread cakes and biscuits).

With that said, I wanted to share one of mine and my family’s all time favourites in my first post – my mum’s meringue roulade.

Serves 6 to 8 people

5 egg whites
8ozs Caster Sugar
1 teaspoon White or malt vinegar
1 teaspoon Real Vanilla Essence
2 heaped teaspoons Cornflour
Icing Sugar

A 35cm x 27cm Swiss-roll tin lined with oiled baking paper or a silicon lining cut to size.

Preheat oven to 180C/350F Gas 4 or 170C Fan Oven.

1 Whisk egg whites until they are very stiff (you should be able to turn the bowl upside down without them falling out)

2 Continue to whisk and add caster sugar a spoon at a time.

3 Then add the vinegar, vanilla essence and corn-flour and mix them in completely.

4 Spoon the meringue mixture into the lined Swiss-roll tin and bake for 10 minutes or a little longer if the top not golden. The meringue will have risen but will sink again as it cools.

5 When cold, turn out onto a sheet of greaseproof paper dusted with icing sugar.

6 Whisk cream until stiff, spread onto meringue and then add fruit of your choice.

7 Using the greaseproof paper to help roll up the meringue, put on a dish and dust with more icing sugar.

Ready for baking
Ready for baking
Straight from the oven
Straight from the oven
Left the tin
Left the tin
Creamed and fruited
Creamed and fruited
Ready to roll
Ready to roll
Eat me
Eat me - yummy!