Buche de Noel- the second of our 12 desserts of Christmas
The Bûche de Noël is an edible optical illusion. It is made and decorated to look like a log from the forest – an actual Yule log. And what is a Yule log you ask? The Yule Log, Yule Clog, or Christmas Block is a specially selected log burnt on a hearth around the period of Christmas. The custom probably originates from various pagan rituals to bring light to the dark days.
The Bûche can be quite intricate and fancy or sort of plain, but either way tastes great! Traditional versions are mostly plain with a chocolate or coffee buttercream.
For a recipe and 11 other desserts-