I’m so excited! I decided to serve the traditional French dessert bûche de Noël after Christmas dinner this year and ordered one from Williams-Sonoma. (Hey, you didn’t think I was gonna say I followed a recipe and made one from scratch did you?)
Isn’t it beautiful? This is a photo from Williams-Sonoma online catalog.
The bûche de Noël (literally, “Christmas log”) is a classic French holiday cake and is inspired by the Yule logs that were traditionally burned on Christmas Eve. It is typically made with a Génoise or other sponge cake and baked in a large shallow Swiss roll pan. It is frosted, rolled to form a cylinder and frosted again on the outside with a bark-like texture added for realism.
How many of you have ever served bûche de Noël?
I hope it tastes as good as it looks.