Monday, December 29, 2008

French Yule Log

This month's challenge is brought to us by the adventurous Hilda from Saffron and Blueberry and Marion from Il en Faut Peu Pour Etre Heureux.
They have chosen a French Yule Log by Flore from Florilege Gourmand

All I can say about this months challange is that it took all day, but it DID taste delicious. 


My favorite part was the mousse, the ganache and the praline feuliette. 


My chocolate frosting gelatized before I got a chance to spread it all around the cake, so I ended up whipping my leftover cream and plopping it all around the cake to look like snow, then sprinkled powder sugar to add to the affect. It looks frost bitten in this picture, it was still very frozen when I snapped the shots.


dailydelicious said...

I think about make it again, but in the easy version, haha. I don't want to do anything this long again, >*<.
Anyway, your log looks great!

Clumbsy Cookie said...

You've got some nice thick layers there! Yummy!

Gretchen Noelle said...

I think it looks great. Wonderful creative solution for the icing. Happy New Year!

Cristine said...

Your log is gorgeous! Great job!

Jess said...

That looks delicious! I love how you solved the icing dilemma! Good job!

Christina said...

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

Hi I just went through some archives of your recipe log and really like your blog! This recipe is fantastic - love to see some French representation seeing as I love Paris/France :)

Happy blogging..I shall be back to explore your lovely blog

Roberthussy said...

You probably know the French yule log as the classic French dessert served at Christmas time and called a B�che de No�l. Below you will find a super easy buche de Noel recipe, perfect for kids to try as well as adults. But before we eat our cake, I thought you might like to learn a little about the yule log tradition.