26 December 2005

Once upon a Yule log...

Check it out, my first ever Bûche de Noël! This all came about because I am spending Christmas with my in-laws this year. This means foregoing a huge 36-hour feast with my gluttonous family to hang out with much more reasonable and quieter folk. Don't get me wrong, I love my in-laws and I don't think a girl could have gotten much luckier in that department. I am just used to a much more Asian-tinged affair for the day that Jesus was born.

Anyhoo, wanting to help and be a part of the festivities, I asked if I could contribute to the Christmas meal. A Yule log was asked for, a log they got. I adapted a recipe from Rose Levy Beranbaum's Cake Bible, topped with my own cream cheese frosting. To my surprise it turned out really quite well and the tasters' verdicts were, "Seconds please!" Can't knock that...

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