A delicious weakness at Xmas: “La bûche de Noël”

11 Dec

In the bakery near our school, they have started selling  a delicious treat called  the Christmas log. . It is a cake you can only buy at  Christmas time , for a few weeks. A real gift of the gods 🙂

Bûche de Noêl à la vanille.

Bûche de Noël à la vanille.

Traditionally it is made with cream butter in and on  a Génoise  ( sponge cake).

You can get  different flavoured “bûche “: vanilla, coffee , chocolate, pistachio…. We prefer the vanilla log.

Very rich cake indeed and quite fattening but … we also have fruit Xmas logs which please your eyes and your taste buds 😉 We can also buy them frozen in shops. We prefer the fresh ones though.

If you like baking , here is an easy recipe to make it yourself. Watch the video.

” Bon appétit” 🙂 🙂 🙂

The French team.


Posted by on December 11, 2012 in Family, Festivals, food, France


2 responses to “A delicious weakness at Xmas: “La bûche de Noël”

  1. MrsU

    December 11, 2012 at 8:31 am

    Wow, you know how to celebrate, don’t you? Good this temptation is just virtual 😉

  2. vasiliki54

    December 11, 2012 at 9:16 am

    Dear kids of Brest
    Thank you so much for your beautiful card and the heartful wishes!
    Your “Buche de Noel” looks yummy!!! Difficult to make though. On the contrary, here is a super easy recipe for you to taste and offer:

    White Chocolate Lemon Truffles
    (from Pinterest)

    • 1 cup white chocolate
    • 5 Tbsp. unsalted butter
    • 3 Tbsp. heavy cream
    • pinch salt
    • 1 tsp. lemon zest
    • icing sugar, for dusting
    1. Melt chocolate, butter and cream over a double boiler or in a microwave. Stir until smooth.
    2. Stir in salt and extract. Allow to cool slightly before covering with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm enough to handle.
    3. With a melon baller or small spoon scoop out mixture and form into 1 inch balls. Toss with icing sugar to coat.

    I wish you all great Christmas Holidays!


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