First, we will start with the preparation of the bread. Take 4 of your 5 eggs and separate the whites from the yolks. Mix them with the vanilla extract until evenly incorporated.
Add the sugar to your mixture and beat for about 3 minutes.
To your mixture, add the last (whole) egg and begin to gradually add the flour. Continue beating until you have a smooth, lump-free mixture.
In a separate bowl, beat your 4 egg whites until you get a uniform foam. Once ready, carefully add it to your original mixture.
Prepare a buttered rectangular baking sheet and spread your mixture. Try to eliminate the air and spread it evenly.
Bake your bread at 200 degrees Celsius for 15 minutes.
Place a pot with water and sugar over low heat. Stir this mixture until you obtain a caramel-colored syrup.
Pour your syrup into a bowl and add the eggs. Stir slowly until well blended.
Add the butter at room temperature and stir until you get a smooth cream.
Take your chocolate and melt it in the microwave. Do this in 30 second cycles to avoid burning the chocolate.
Once melted, add it to one part of your cream and stir until well integrated.
To the other part of your cream, add the soluble coffee diluted in water and stir until well integrated.
your creams for 15 to 20 minutes in the freezer to obtain a thick consistency.
PRESENTATION AND PLATING.
Take your bread out of the oven and let it cool for a few minutes. Once ready to handle, unmold and place it on your work surface.
With the help of a spatula, place your coffee cream on the bread. Spread evenly, trying to use all the mixture.
Carefully roll your bread from the short end. The result is a log shape.
Start lining your log with the chocolate cream. Try to make sure that the covering is uniform and that there are no uncovered holes in the cake.
With the help of a fork, gently fluff your loaf to give it a log-like appearance.
Carefully transfer your yule log to the plating tray.
Add your dried fruit and decorate to taste. Then sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Let your yule log cool for 1 hour and ready to enjoy.
Serve your Yule Log with whatever you like!
Now that we have our delicious Christmas dessert ready, it’s time to enjoy it, and what better way to do it than with a delicious cup of coffee or hot chocolate. Tronco Navideño is a very versatile dessert in terms of its flavor, so it is very easy to accompany with other infusions such as fruit tea, fruit punch, eggnog or warm milk.
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