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Buche de Noël Mignon Reine

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Buche de Noël Mignon Reine

Buche de Noël Mignon Reine is a basic sponge cake rolled with a filling and then decorated as a fun activity. I would think that it should be one of the best ways to entertain your kids this festive season and teach them a thing or two about baking.

Looking for a quick last recipe to entertain the kids this christmas…Buche de Noël a la Reine with snowflake cookies. I made this recipe for My Milk box December issue. It was such a fun experiment and your kids will love it!! Full recipe below the video!

Recipe

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Serves

8-10 people

Ingredients 

  • Four eggs
  • 250 castor sugar
  • 50ml ice cold water
  • 250ml cake flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2ml salt
  • 5ml vanilla essence
  • Maizena
  • Extra castor sugar
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup of hot milk
  • One damp, clean kitchen cloth
  • Parchment paper

Method

  1. Heat up your oven to 200 degrees Celcius.
  2. Smear butter on a baking tray and place a layer of the parchment paper on top. Sprinkle with Maizena and shake off the excess flour.
  3. Divide the egg whites and yolks and mix the egg yolks with the water, castor sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Sift together the flour and baking powder together and fold this into the egg yolk mixture with a wooden spoon.
  5. Whisk the egg whites with the vanilla essence and the salt till soft peaks form. Fold this mixture into the yolk mixture like the number eight. Don’t over mix.
  6. Pour into the pan and spread out evenly.
  7. Mix together the cocoa and the milk until paste forms, scoop out bits of the cocoa mixture onto the cake dough and make swirls with the tip of a teaspoon.
  8. Bake for ten minutes till brown.
  9. Turn out the cake onto a castor sugar sprinkled cloth and tear off the parchment paper carefully.
  10. Let the cake cool down a bit before smearing on the caramel filling and mint chocolate. With the help of the cloth, roll up the cake. Let it cool before adding the frosting and decorations.

Ingredients 

Caramel Filling

  • 1 can of condensed milk
  • 1 bar of mint chocolate
  • 250 ml whipped cream

Method

  1. Cook the can of condensed milk submerged under water in a pot over medium heat for two to three hours. Do not let the can cook without water.
  2. Once the caramel has been reached, remove and let it cook before mixing with the whipped cream.
  3. Slice up the bar of mint chocolate and add half of the chocolate to the mixture.

Ingredients 

Chocolate Frosting

  • 125ml baking butter
  • 3 cups of icing sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 250ml mascarpone
  • 1/3 cup od cocoa
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence

Method

  1. Whisk together the butter and icing sugar until smooth, add the vanilla essence, salt, and cocoa powder.
  2. Fold in the mascarpone till smooth. Set aside for decoration.

Ingredients 

Green Grass Frosting

  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • Milk
  • Green food coloring
  • Mint chocolate
  • stars decorations

Method

  1. Cream the butter, icing sugar, milk and green food coloring together.
  2. Place in a piping bag and leave it for later to do the grass. Decorate there after the grass with chopped mint chocolate and golden stars.
How to decorate:
Hair: Chocolate Sprinkles
Nose: Any red sweets, I used Haribo or Skittles
Eyes: White and brown chocolate (melt the chocolate and make the eyes on parchment paper and place in the fridge)
Ears: Pretzels or cookies
Wait there is more… Gingerbread snowflakes!!
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Ingredients 

Gingerbread Snowflakes

  • 3 cups of flour
  • 125g baking butter
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp ginger powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup of golden syrup or honey
  • 1 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda in 1 tbsp of milk
  • 2 ml salt

Method

  1. Whisk together the softened butter and sugar.
  2. Add the egg, syrup, ginger and bicarbonate mix.
  3. Mix well and sift in the flour and fold in gently.
  4. Place the dough on a floured surface and roll out with a wooden rolling pin.
  5. Press out the snowflake forms and the brush over melted butter and extra brown sugar.

Fun recipe to keep you preoccupied this festive season!

M*

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