Your Holiday Wedding: Buche de Noël

Have you ever had a Buche de Noël? Oh, my goodness, there is heaven ahead of you, if you have not! It is a rolled chocolate sheet cake with hazlenut-cream filling covered with meringue snow. It is a French (but, of course!) food version of the Yule Log. You can even put candles on it to celebrate its tie to the long burning log. The other thing that’s true about it is that it can be cut into day-after-day and not lose its fabulous taste.

I’m particularly partial to it. So partial, in fact that the friend who made our wedding cake last February made this fabulous chocolate hazelnut cake. oh, yum. (I ate cake, Steve ate ganache! Perfect, something for everyone!)

Tip: If you’ve decided to have a holiday wedding, you might as well use the traditional foods to tie your marriage and the holidays together in your minds and in the minds of your community. Use foods that you’re going to want to become traditions in your life. This would be appropriate as a wedding cake or a rehearsal dinner. (And the great thing about something like Buche de Noël is that you only eat it at MidWinter/Christmas/New Year Holiday. So, you won’t be tempted through the rest of the year!

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