A Merry Ule Log to You!

Ule logWe celebrate Christmas every year with a Ule Log.

And why not?

When you have a Christmasy name, why not flaunt it? Click to Tweet

My late mother-in-law always had the last word when she introduced herself in December: “I’m Mary Ule!”

My sister-in-law contemplated changing her middle name to Tide, so that when you said her name backwards you got, “Ule Tide Carol.”

(And our pastor’s wife was taken aback several years ago when a clerk said, “They must love you in the stores at Christmas time.” Why? Her name is Mary Beyer.)

We never sing the second verse of Deck the Halls, by the way.

But enough of the name puns. We’ve got a food pun to share with you: our Christmas bûche de noël, or Ule Log.

Here’s the easy Ule Log  recipe: Click to Tweet


Ule Log Recipe

1 c. cake flour or 3/4 c. all-purpose flour

1/4 c. cocoa

1 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp. Salt

3 eggs

1 c. granulated sugar

1/3 c. water

1 tsp vanilla

1 c. whipping cream, sweetened and whipped

Chocolate Butter Cream frosting


Heat over to 375o .  Line jelly roll pan, 15 ½  x 10 ½ x 1 inch, with aluminum foil or waxed paper; grease.  Stir together flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; set aside.

In small mixer bowl, beat eggs about 5 minutes or until very thick and lemon colored.  Pour eggs into large mixer bowl; gradually beat in granulated sugar.  On low speed, blend in water and vanilla.  Gradually add flour mixture, beating just until batter is smooth.  Pour into pan, spreading batter to corners.

Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.  Loosen cake from edges of pan; invert on towel sprinkled with confectioner’s sugar.  Carefully remove foil; trim off stiff edges if necessary.

While hot, roll cake and towel from narrow end.  Cool on wire rack.  Unroll cake; remove towel.  Spread whipped cream over cake.  Roll up.  Ice with Chocolate butter cream frosting.

Chocolate butter cream frosting: about 4 cups of sifted confectioner’s sugar, 2-4 Tbsp cocoa, 3/4 stick of margarine/butter, 3-4 Tbsp milk (needed to thin).  Beat together until smooth; adjusting amounts to taste.

Here’s a photo of our latest family pun from Halloween: the most recent adorable granddaughter in a costume suggested by her father and created by her mother.

Presenting the 2013 Ule log!

Ule log


Merry Christmas!


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  1. Michelle, your name puns are hilarious! Its funny, never thought of Christmas when i heard Mary Ule….maybe because i’d heard that name all my life…or because we always called her Mary Jane. Have a Mary Christmas!

  2. wow, that is strange to read another post using my name. Lovely grandchild and quite the creative costume

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