Sunday, December 13, 2009

The Wooden Spoon Cooks hold a Bûche de Noël Contest

Last fall, the Wooden Spoon cooks were part of a group that took a trip to Frelinghuysen Arboretum (see the report here). While there, we saw a flyer for an upcoming workshop on how to make a Bûche de Noël, which is a traditional French dessert. It’s basically a jelly roll cake – a thin layer of cake rolled up with filling inside – decorated to look like a log (“Bûche de Noël” is French for “Christmas Log”). We decided that we would each make one for the Rutgers Gardens holiday potluck, and let the other guests choose their favorite. The results – at the party – are shown above. For the recipes, look here and here.

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