Comments: Bche de Nol (Yule Log)


What a gorgeous cake! I also made my first buche de noel for my French class, many, many years ago. I have to say it's been about 20 years since I last made one. I might just have to give it a go one of these days - it looks so pretty and impresses people so much! Oh yeah and tastes great too!!

Having tasted a trimmed end (we're saving the cake for Xmas dessert), I can testify that this is one delicious hunk of wood.

I am doing French food for Christmas dinner. I thought about making buche de Noel, because I haven't made it since high school. (Also French class.)

But, Zak doesn't like chocolate, but he does like creme, this year, creme brulee it is.

There is always next year.

Barbara, I'm amazed: how can anyone NOT like chocolate? Still, you could always make a buche with coffee cream and a vanilla cake. But crme brule is a lot less work...

Merry Christmas!

Aunt Betsy made a Buche de Noel for Aunt Diane's ostensibly Italian Christmas this year... no one complained about the cross-fertilization of European cultures. Our girls got to help Bets make the decorations: they rolled out the green marzipan and cut holly leaves, rolled red balls for holly, and pinched little mushrooms with her. It was kind of a Kodak moment sort of thing.


great the very best .. steve..... made three.

The recipe needs a couple corrections. The last ingredient for the cake is "1/4 Dutch...." I assume its "1/4 CUP....."

Also, the filling says 2 tablespoons instant coffee. Usually this means "prepared" instant coffee, but the assumption here is that you just add the instant coffee power to the cream. Whish is it?

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