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Monday, December 13, 2010

Bûche de Noël - Yule love it!

I love the French tradition of making a cream-filled pastry that resembles the Yule log for Christmas dessert. It usually involves baking cake layers, spreading the layers with frosting, rolling it up, and decorating.
This is a really easy, no-bake version of the Bûche de Noël which is my variation on one of our favorite family desserts-Black and White Dessert.

.:~ Bûche de Noël ~:.

"Yule" need:
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 Tablespoons cocoa powder, sifted (regular unsweetened or sweetened if you want your dessert a little sweeter)
  • 1 package Nabisco Famous Chocolate Wafers (look on the shelf near the ice cream toppings)
    Whip the cream with an electric beater.
    Beat or fold in the cocoa powder and vanilla.
    Now, start building your log by spreading a little of your chocolate cream mixture onto your platter in a line. Also, you might want to put a little parchment or wax paper on the sides of your platter to make clean up easier.
    Apply a spoonful of chocolate mixture onto each cookie and stand on its side, sandwiched beside its neighbors.
     Repeat until you are out of cookies.
    Angle your log for a realistic affect.
    Cover your log with the remaining chocolate cream mixture. Let it chill in the refrigerator for 4-6 hours.
    Remove parchment paper from sides. Decorate with fake branches, berries, and greenery. Sprinkle with powdered sugar "snow."

    Slice log on the diagonal to create stripes.
    Optional-Serve with:
    • Chocolate sauce
    • Whipped cream
    • Powdered sugar
    Try it, "Yule" love it!
    Merry Christmas.


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