Bûche de Noël

Posted by Eric Cousineau (Sherwood Park, Canada) on 30 December 2015 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

A Yule log (or bûche de Noël) is a traditional dessert served near Christmas, especially in France, Quebec and several former French colonies. Made of sponge cake to resemble a miniature actual Yule log, it is a form of sweet roulade.

The original Yule log recipe emerged during the 19th century. It is traditionally made from a genoise, generally baked in a large, shallow Swiss roll pan, iced, rolled to form a cylinder, and iced again on the outside. The most common combination is basic yellow sponge cake and chocolate buttercream, though many variations which include chocolate cake, ganache, and icings flavored with espresso or liqueurs exist.

Yule logs are often served with one end cut off and set atop the cake, or protruding from its side to resemble a chopped off branch. A bark-like texture is often produced by dragging a fork through the icing, and powdered sugar sprinkled to resemble snow. Other cake decorations may include actual tree branches, fresh berries, and mushrooms made of meringue.

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Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine

Looks very tasty. Happy New Year!

30 Dec 2015 10:13am

Devi from Chennai, India

That looks yummy !! Superb shot..I am drooling here !!!!

30 Dec 2015 10:17am

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

This looks good.

30 Dec 2015 12:56pm

outsidersworld from Everywhere, Germany

It looks appetizing and seems also good to taste. Very nicely explained and photographed.

30 Dec 2015 8:16pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Looks delicious!

31 Dec 2015 12:21am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

bien

31 Dec 2015 7:13am

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