Bûche de Noël a Sweet French Christmas Tradition
A French Christmas Yule Log
Of all the culinary treats that grace the French Christmas table, nothing inspires more child-like joy than a rich, chocolate Bûche de Noël. Real yule logs, the kind from living trees, have had symbolic significance to the French for centuries.
Until the late 1800s, it was a widespread custom for extended families to gather under one roof and burn a sacramental log. In the soft glow of the embers, the family would drink vin cuit (cooked wine) and sing Christmas carols before attending midnight mass.
Learn this traditional french dessert via video or printable recipe, along with insider Chef tips and tricks only taught in culinary school. Even if your table is smaller this year, each part of the Yule Log (Bûche de Noël) – the cake, the buttercream, and the ganache frosting – are delicious go-to recipes for any cake you make!
My family has been giving homemade Bûche de Noël’s to friends, families, and our local community since I was a small child. Join us in making a memorable (and gluten-free!) dessert for your family’s table this year.
Included in the digital download/PDF:
* Step-by-step Video Recipe with pro tips
* Step-by-step Printable Recipe