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THE COOLE YULE

Preparation time: 15 - 20 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Serves: 6 guests

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THE COOLE YULE – DARK CHOCOLATE COOLE SWAN YULE LOG – created by Shane Smith

Serves 6

Ingredients:

For The Sponge

4 Large Eggs
100g Caster Sugar
65g Self Raising Flour
40g Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1 tsp Vanilla Extract

For The Ganache

150ml Double Cream
150g 55% Dark Chocolate

For the Filling

200ml Double Cream
150ml Coole Swan Irish Cream Liqueur

For the Chocolate Bark

200g Dark Chocolate
Cocoa Powder

Directions

For the sponge, preheat the oven to 200ºC / 180ºC fan oven / Gas 6. Line a 33cm x 23cm Swiss roll tin with baking parchment. Set aside

Using an electric mixer, whisk the eggs, vanilla and sugar until pale, frothy and thick. Sieve the flour and the cocoa into this mix and very carefully fold it in to keep in as much air as possible. Pour into the lined tin and spread evenly into all four corners and bake in the center of the over for 8-10 minutes.

Place a piece of parchment paper bigger than the sponge on your work surface and turn out the cooked sponge onto this. Roll up (from the longer edge) using the paper, rolling with the paper inside. Set aside to cool.

For the ganache, place the chocolate and cream in a plastic bowl and heat in your microwave on medium heat until the cream and chocolate combines to leave a smooth consistency. Place in the fridge for one hour to firm up.

The Coole Swan filling is quite simple, simply whisk the cream until thick, to this add the Coole Swan and re-whisk until thick. Keep chilled until needed.

For the chocolate bark, melt the dark chocolate and pour this onto a lined baking tray, spread out to cover the tray and chill.

Assembly

Carefully unroll the cooked Swiss roll and spread the Coole Swan cream in the center. Re-roll and don’t worry if the sponge crack as it is going to be covered with ganache. Taking the ganache from the fridge, beat with  wooden spoon so its spreadable. Using a pallet knife, cover the rolled sponge with the ganache.

At this point the chocolate bark will be set, just break it up in random pieces and attach these to the ganache. Dust with cocoa powder and serve.

Top Tip: Cover well and this can keep for up to 3 days in the fridge before serving.

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