In practice: Yogurt-based recipes

Chocolate log made with yogurt – the kids will love it!

chocolate log - yogurt

A chocolate Yule log is a must at Christmas! But why not try a lighter recipe, using yogurt?

Ingredients (serves 8)

  • 1 pot yogurt (use the empty pot as a measuring guide)
  • 2 pots flour
  • 1 pot cornflour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 pot sugar
  • 1 pot melted butter
  • 1 sachet yeast
  • 1 sachet vanilla sugar
  • 200g dark chocolate
  • For the ganache: 200g dark chocolate and 100cl low-fat cream


Melt the dark chocolate in a bain-marie. Mix together the flour, cornflour, sugar, yeast and vanilla sugar. Add the yogurt, egg yolks and butter, then the melted chocolate and beaten egg whites. Pour into three small cake moulds. Bake for 40 minutes in a preheated oven at 150°C. To make the ganache, melt the chocolate in the bain-marie and mix in the low-fat cream.

Arrange the three cakes on a large plate. Cover with the ganache, then drag a fork along it to create ridges. Add marzipan holly leaves, chocolate shavings or your choice of other decorations…and enjoy!

More original yogurt-based recipes? Give Weeknight Wonders by Ellie Krieger as a gift this Christmas!

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