It’s Beginning to Look a Little like Christmas

Today we made Bûche de Noël (or “Yule log”) which as most of you know is a traditional dessert served during the Christmas holidays, particularly in France. As you can tell by the name, the cake is prepared, presented, and garnished so as to look like a log.
The bûche we made today was made from a Génoise (sponge cake) which is baked.

Then we brush it with rum and water, put a layer of chestnut butter cream (yum!) and roll it into a large Swiss roll to form a cylinder. 

Then we let it rest in the freezer and top it with chocolate buttercreamLuckily, instead of dragging a fork through the icing to make it look like a log, our tip already had dents to make the icing come out with stripes. 

Finally, we decorated with green leaves, and little cherries. Tada! Merry Christmas!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: