Christmas: Yule Log
Most years, for my son Fred's birthday I make a Yule Log with various accoutrements such as chocolate leaves or meringue mushrooms. This year, I strayed from my reliable but essentially very time consuming Nigella Buche de Noel recipe in favour of the Queen of Baking, Mary Berry.
The basic Swiss roll recipe is much easier than Nigella's and I opted for just a whipped cream filling because even though I love chocolate, even I find it a bit too much! The chocolate and cream icing was beautifully glossy but the Recipe makes far too much. My husband said it would well as a profiterole topping too!
Love Mrs Jones X