Chocolate Log

To make:

In a bain marie melt:

100 grams of very dark chocolate (I used 85%)

50 grams of butter

When melted add:

1 tbsp of dark brown sugar (or similar)

1 capful of vanilla essence

5 egg yolks

1 tbsp cocoa powder

1 1/2 cups of Almond flour (I made my own by whizzing almonds in my Ninja)

2 tsps baking powder

Mix well


5 egg whites beaten until thick (add 1 tbsp of sugar while beating (optional) and 1 capful of vinegar) beat until they are thick and glossy. Add to the chocolate mix. Stir through so well mixed, using rubber spatula.

Spread out on a lined baking tray, so is an even thickness and rectangle shape

Bake in the oven tray, lined with a silicone baking mat or baking paper, on 180 degrees Celsius, for 7 to 10 minutes or until cooked.

Allow to cool a wee bit. When warm, roll in the silicone baking mat/baking paper.

When completely cool, gently unwrap, spread cream and jam (I used chia jam) and roll back up. Serve.

Serves 8 to 10

Time in the kitchen: 20 – 30 minutes