It may look like more of a baking show obstacle than an at-home achievable treat, but the Yule Log is possible in your own kitchen. Tis the season for sweets to bask in the culinary spotlight. With invitations for cookie swaps surely swirling through your inboxes, test out your other baking skills with these Yule Log recipes for Christmas 2017. You'll bring the unexpected to the office Holiday party and it will surely be memorable. Probably because it'll be the most Instagrammable item on the dessert table and therefore last in feeds ~forever~.
If you're unfamiliar with the cake, the Yule Log is a traditional sponge cake based delight served around Christmas. It's wrapped in thick frosting and when one side of the cake is cut off, a spiral is revealed. As a whole, decorated and served, it's fashioned to resemble the Yule Log itself. The presence of the cake, and the log, has become a symbol of Christmas. You know carols are about to go down when you see the cake served after a decent dinner round of roast chicken.
There are tons of options for flavor pairings when it comes to whipping up the Yule Log, so you're not stuck with only chocolate if you're the kind of person who makes everything eggnog flavored around this time of year. Thanks to recipe developing wizards there are plenty of delicious, modern ways to get the most out of this traditional treat. Who knows, you might gain so much confidence from baking one of these Yule Logs that we might see you on the next great baking show.