I can’t think of anything that sounds more cozy, festive and inviting around the holidays than a yule log. If you’re not familiar with a yule log, I’d describe it as a giant Ho Ho or chocolate Swiss roll cake but with chocolate frosting that you can very easily convince someone to believe is the bark of a log.
You might be curious about origin of the yule log dessert. Or you might not be. So I’ll keep it short and sweet and you can do your own Googling if you need more info. Basically, the yule log tradition began with an actual log which was part of an entire tree burned a little bit each day during the 12 days of Christmas. (Read the full story here). Somewhere along the way, the idea of the yule log was transformed into a dessert. Brilliant.
So, this year as we were making Christmas cookies, my sister-in-law kept talking about yule logs. The sound of it got my creative juices flowing so I decided to try and make one, using a few short cuts, as I like to do.
The good good news is, yule logs are incredibly easy to make! Bad news is, it’s two days after Christmas and I’m posting the recipe. But you know, pin now and make it next year.
Here are a few tools that will make things easier/more fun: