Pastry-Chef Yodels

Esther Ottensoser Recipe By
 
  • Cooking and Prep: 3.5 h
  • Serves: 36
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Who doesn’t enjoy yodels? They’re fun and delicious, a special treat for dessert, and certainly perfect for a simchah. The downside? So time consuming to make… For years I knew there had to be an easier way, but no matter what I tried, I couldn’t figure out the pastry chef’s secret for a quick and neat yodel. A trip to a home-improvement store finally solved this. A metal sink pipe — that’s right, a metal sink pipe — became the perfect tool to cut out a yodel shape from a cake. Read on to see how you too can make a professional-looking and tasting yodel.

 

Ingredients (16)

Cake

Filling and Topping

Tools

Start Cooking

Make the Yodels

Yields 3-4 dozen

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees Celsius).

  2. In the bowl of a mixer, combine all cake ingredients. Mix until combined. Line an 11x17-inch (28x44-cm) baking pan or two 9x13-inch (23x33-cm) roasting pans with Gefen Easy Baking Parchment Paper. Pour batter into pan or pans and bake for 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.

  3. Allow cake to cool, then freeze for one to two hours until partially frozen.

  4. Cut the cake using your one and a half-inch (3 and 3/4-cm) cutter. Try to cut as close to each other as possible so that you don’t lose too much cake.

  5. Stand up each individual yodel in an upright position. Push the cannoli tube into the center of each yodel to hollow out a cavity for the cream.

  6. Prepare a pastry bag with a tip (I used #10) and fill it with your beaten whipped cream. Fill each cavity with cream. Wipe off excess whip from the sides and freeze.

  7. Place cookie dip in a double boiler or microwave to melt. Stick a fork or a dipping tool into the bottom of your frozen yodel and dip yodel to coat. Make sure sides are well coated. It’s not necessary to coat the bottom. Let excess chocolate drip off and place on parchment-lined cookie sheet. You can use another fork to remove the yodel from the dipping tool/fork. Drizzle yodels with melted chocolate.

Note:

I strongly recommend using cookie dip for this recipe, since it comes out much shinier. If you don’t have it, use the following chocolate glaze instead: one and a half pounds (2/3 kilogram) chocolate, one and a half cups (three sticks) margarine, and 3/4 cup corn syrup. Melt in a microwave or double boiler.

 

Tip:

Use leftover scraps of cake to make mini trifles.

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  • Deenah Furst

    Deep cookie cutter

    Could you send a picture of how it's supposed to look ? In store thry have no clue what I'm talking about..
    Posted by Deenah88 |November 18, 2019
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    Raquel Admin - Kosher.com Admin
    This is what the cannoli metal tube looks like https://www.amazon.com/Norpro-Stainless-Steel-Cannoli-Forms/dp/B000LBU1VQ This is the size cookie cutter https://www.etsy.com/listing/476574256/wide-cookie-stick-rectangle-cookie?gpla=1&gao=1&utm_campaign=shopping_us_FrostedCo_sfc_osa&utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=google&utm_custom1=0&utm_content=12174008&gclid=Cj0KCQiAn8nuBRCzARIsAJcdIfP6dcE5FuwPgpwvPlpdTkIFd6ZDeDNl51YRCMMykSF1rgazXucF1qMaAqXoEALw_wcB
    Posted by raquel_kosher|November 18, 2019
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  • Maddy Shabot

    1 1/2” tube

    Not clear how to use the 1- 1/2” tube to cut out a yodel shape if cake is flat in baking pan
    Posted by Maddy5gs@aol.com |August 21, 2018
    0
  • Leal

    Freeze

    Do these freeze well. Can they be made in advance?
    Posted by Leal |August 20, 2018
    Replies:
    Chaia Frishman
    Absolutely!
    Posted by Chaiaadmin|August 20, 2018
    0
 
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  • Deenah Furst

    Deep cookie cutter

    Could you send a picture of how it's supposed to look ? In store thry have no clue what I'm talking about..
    Posted by Deenah88 |November 18, 2019
    Replies:
    Raquel Admin - Kosher.com Admin
    This is what the cannoli metal tube looks like https://www.amazon.com/Norpro-Stainless-Steel-Cannoli-Forms/dp/B000LBU1VQ This is the size cookie cutter https://www.etsy.com/listing/476574256/wide-cookie-stick-rectangle-cookie?gpla=1&gao=1&utm_campaign=shopping_us_FrostedCo_sfc_osa&utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=google&utm_custom1=0&utm_content=12174008&gclid=Cj0KCQiAn8nuBRCzARIsAJcdIfP6dcE5FuwPgpwvPlpdTkIFd6ZDeDNl51YRCMMykSF1rgazXucF1qMaAqXoEALw_wcB
    Posted by raquel_kosher|November 18, 2019
    0
  • Maddy Shabot

    1 1/2” tube

    Not clear how to use the 1- 1/2” tube to cut out a yodel shape if cake is flat in baking pan
    Posted by Maddy5gs@aol.com |August 21, 2018
    0
  • Leal

    Freeze

    Do these freeze well. Can they be made in advance?
    Posted by Leal |August 20, 2018
    Replies:
    Chaia Frishman
    Absolutely!
    Posted by Chaiaadmin|August 20, 2018
    0

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