The holiday season is a time for indulging in festive treats and delicious desserts. However, this can leave many of us feeling guilty and bloated. But fear not, because the Hairy Dieters have come up with a recipe for a Yule Log that is both delicious and healthy. In this article, we will provide you with all the details you need to make this festive treat that is sure to be a hit with your friends and family.
- 4 large eggs
- 100g caster sugar
- 65g plain flour
- 40g cocoa powder
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 250g 0% fat Greek yogurt
- 2 tbsp icing sugar
- 300g raspberries
- Preheat your oven to 200°C (180°C fan)/400°F/gas mark 6.
- Grease and line a 23 x 32cm Swiss roll tin with non-stick baking paper.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs and caster sugar until pale and fluffy.
- Sift in the flour, cocoa powder, and baking powder, and fold gently until everything is combined.
- Stir in the vanilla extract.
- Pour the mixture into your prepared tin and bake for 10-12 minutes, until the sponge is springy to the touch.
- Lay out a sheet of baking paper and sprinkle with icing sugar.
- Turn the sponge out onto the paper and peel off the baking paper that was used to line the tin.
- Spread the Greek yogurt over the sponge, leaving a 1cm border around the edge.
- Scatter the raspberries over the yogurt.
- Roll up the sponge tightly from one of the short ends using the baking paper to help you.
- Transfer the roll onto a serving platter and dust with a little more icing sugar.
- Decorate with extra raspberries and enjoy!
Per serving (serves 8)
- Calories: 153
- Protein: 7g
- Carbohydrates: 28g
- Fat: 2g
- Saturated Fat: 1g
- Fiber: 3g
- Sugar: 21g
- 23 x 32cm Swiss roll tin
- Non-stick baking paper
- Large mixing bowl
- Baking sheet
- Serving platter
For an extra festive touch, you can decorate your Yule Log with holly and berries made from marzipan or fondant icing.
If you’re not a fan of raspberries, you can substitute them for strawberries, blueberries, or any other fruit that you prefer.
If you don’t have Greek yogurt, you can use low-fat cream cheese instead. If you don’t have caster sugar, you can use granulated sugar.
The Yule Log will keep in the fridge for up to 3 days.
- Make sure to grease and line your Swiss roll tin well to prevent the sponge from sticking.
- When rolling up the sponge, use the baking paper to help you get a tight roll.
- If the sponge cracks a little when you’re rolling it, don’t worry – it will still taste delicious!
This recipe is adapted from the Hairy Dieters’ “Make It Easy” cookbook.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I freeze the Yule Log?
We don’t recommend freezing the Yule Log as the yogurt filling may become watery when defrosted.
Can I use a different type of flour?
You can use self-raising flour instead of plain flour and baking powder if you prefer.
Can I use a different type of yogurt?
You can use any type of yogurt you like, but keep in mind that it will affect the nutritional information.
The Hairy Dieters’ Yule Log is a fantastic alternative to traditional Christmas desserts that are often high in sugar and fat. The combination of rich chocolate sponge, tangy Greek yogurt, and sweet raspberries is a match made in heaven. Plus, it’s so easy to make and is sure to impress your guests. I highly recommend giving this recipe a try this holiday season!
The Hairy Dieters’ Yule Log is a healthy and delicious Christmas treat that is easy to make and sure to impress your guests. With its rich chocolate sponge, tangy Greek yogurt, and sweet raspberries, it’s a match made in heaven. This recipe is adapted from the Hairy Dieters’ “Make It Easy” cookbook and serves 8. It has 153 calories per serving and takes 10-12 minutes to cook. It’s perfect for those who want to indulge in festive treats without feeling guilty.
Try It Out For Yourself
Why not give the Hairy Dieters’ Yule Log a try this holiday season? It’s a healthy and delicious alternative to traditional Christmas desserts that is sure to impress your friends and family. Happy baking!