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Dec. 28th: This Day in History

Today in history, we honour those who changed the world! From comic-book creatives to space exploration to the freedom from slavery, it all happened #onthisday.


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Dec. 21: This Day in History

Today we honour the achievements of Scientists, Athletes, Inventors, and Entertainers!

Share these memories with your elderly loved ones or those in your care and you may just spark a memory or story to tell from their past.


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Yule Log Cake

Nothing says the holidays like the smells and tastes of freshly baked homemade treats!

Today’s recipe is a tradition in many households during the Christmas season. Yule Log Cake is a delicious chocolate sponge cake filled with a light mascarpone whipped cream, enveloped in a creamy whipped chocolate ganache!

Yule Log Cake

For the original recipe, click here

Ingredients

Chocolate Cake:

  • 3/4 cup (98g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup (38g) Hershey’s Special Dark cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 large eggs, divided
  • 3/4 cup (155g) granulated sugar
  • 5 tbsp (72g) sour cream
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Mascarpone Filling:

  • 1 1/4 cups (300ml) heavy whipping cream, cold
  • 3/4 cups (86g) powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 8 oz (226g) mascarpone cheese, softened but still chilled*

Chocolate Ganache:

  • 8 ounces semi sweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream

Instructions

1. Begin by preheating your oven to 350°F. Line a 17×12 inch jelly roll sheet pan with parchment paper. Make sure the parchment paper sticks up at least an inch above the sides of the pan on all sides, so you can lift the cake out of the pan to roll.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt together and set aside.
3. In a large bowl, combine the egg yolks and sugar and whisk together until well combined.
4. Add the sour cream, melted butter and vanilla extract and whisk together until well combined.
5. Add the dry ingredients and gently whisk together until well combined, then set aside.
6. Add the egg whites to a large mixer bowl and whip at high speed until stiff peaks form.
7. Gently fold about 1/3 of the whipped egg whites into the chocolate mixture to loosen up the batter. Add the remaining egg whites and gently fold together until well combined.
8. Spread the cake batter evenly into the prepared pan and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the top of the cake springs back when touched and a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
9. Remove the cake from the oven and immediately lift the cake out of the pan using the parchment paper and place it on the counter.
10. While the cake is hot, use the parchment paper the cake was baked in and start at the shorter end of the cake to slowly roll the cake up. Set the cake aside to cool completely.

Time to Roll!
1. When the cake has cooled and is ready to be filled, make the filling. Add the heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar, vanilla extract and salt to a large mixer bowl and whip on high speed until soft peaks form.
2. Add the mascarpone cheese to the whipped cream and whip until stiff peaks form. It will happen fairly quickly.
3. Unroll the cake roll very carefully, looking out for areas where it may be sticking to release it. You can use an offset spatula or something similar and run it along the parchment paper as you unroll the cake to help release it as it unrolls.
4. Spread the filling evenly onto the unrolled cake, then roll it back up without the parchment paper.
5. Wrap it up in a plastic wrap with the seam side down and refrigerate for at least an hour to firm up.

Top it Off!
1. When you’re ready to decorate the cake, make the chocolate ganache. Add the chocolate to a medium-sized bowl and set it aside. Heat the cream in the microwave just until it begins to boil, then pour it over the chocolate.
2. Allow the chocolate and cream to sit for a few minutes, then whisk until smooth. Let the ganache cool to about room temperature (or cooler, you don’t want it too warm/thin), then transfer to a large mixer bowl.
3. Whip on high speed until lightened in colour and thick enough to spread.
4. To decorate the cake, use a large serrated knife to gently cut off a piece of the log about 3 inches in length. Make the cut with a slight diagonal.
5. Use some of the chocolate ganache to attach the small log to the side of the larger log.
6. Spread the remaining chocolate ganache all over the cake, then use a fork to create bark-like lines all over it.
7. Refrigerate the cake until ready to serve.


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Dec. 14: This Day in History

Today we honour the achievements in politics, entertainment, and innovation!

Spend time with your elderly loved one today to reminisce about days past and the events that shaped their world, and ours.


Servicing the Ottawa Community since 1998. We are now accepting clients in Smith Falls, Kemptville, Prescott, Brockville, through to Kingston, Ontario.

Fun Facts: Gingerbread Houses

Today is #NationalGingerbreadHouseDay! A celebration of the fun and creative activity families do every year at Christmas in many homes around the world.

So why not get yourself some icing, a gingerbread house kit, and gather with family and friends to share these fun facts while creating your own house!


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ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

#OnThisDay in history we celebrate the achievements in science, sports, and entertainment.

Share with your elderly loved ones to spark memories and stories of the past.

 

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We are now accepting clients in Smith Falls, Kemptville, Prescott, Brockville, through to Kingston, Ontario.