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Christmas Log with Forest Fruit
Christmas Log with Forest Fruit
Method
  • Preheat oven to 200* C (390* F) Fan.
  • Line a 25x35 cm baking pan with parchment paper.
  • Beat the eggs, egg yolks and sugar for 6-7 minutes in a mixer on high speed with the whisk attachment, until light and fluffy.
  • Add the sifted flour, sifted cocoa powder and orange zest.
  • Gently fold with a plastic spatula, trying not to lose any of the mixture’s volume.
  • Transfer mixture to baking pan and bake for 10 minutes, until it rises. To make sure it is done, insert the blade of a knife into the cake. If it comes out clean and dry it is ready.
  • When ready, remove from oven and let it cool completely on a wire rack.

For the mousse filling

  • Beat the egg whites along with a pinch of salt in a mixer, until light and fluffy and gradually add the granulated sugar in batches.
  • As soon as the meringue becomes stiff and shiny, taste it to make sure the sugar has completely dissolved.
  • If it has not dissolved completely, beat a while longer.
  • In a bowl, add the chocolate and butter. Melt in the microwave for 30 seconds.
  • Set it aside for a little and mix until completely combined.
  • Transfer the melted chocolate to a large bowl. Add 1/3 of the meringue and gently fold with a plastic spatula until completely incorporated.
  • Add the remaining meringue in 2 batches, making sure to gently fold in order to incorporate completely.
  • Refrigerate to chill.

For the white chocolate ganache

  • Place the white chocolate couverture in a medium sized bowl.
  • Heat the heavy cream in a saucepan and remove from heat as soon as it starts to bowl.
  • Add the chocolate and let it sit for 1 minute so that the chocolate can soften.
  • Then stir with a plastic spatula to incorporate.
  • Refrigerate for at least 8 hours, to chill completely.

To assemble

  • Remove the parchment paper from the sponge cake and transfer to a working surface with the wide side facing you.
  • Spread the mousse mixture evenly over it and carefully roll into a log.
  • Remove the white chocolate ganache from the refrigerator and beat in a mixer until fluffy.
  • Spread it over the whole surface and sides of the log with a spatula.
  • Arrange the forest fruit nicely over the top, dust with icing sugar and serve.
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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per portion

509
Calories (kcal)
25 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

28.9
Total Fat (g)
41 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

16.5
Saturated Fat (g)
82 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

48.0
Total Carbs (g)
18 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

41.0
Sugars (g)
46 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

12.8
Protein (g)
26 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

3.3
Fibre (g)
13 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

0.39
Sodium (g)
7 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.