Yule Log: A traditional French bûche de Noël always looks just the right side of cutely enchanting, and there is nothing hard to like about its tender, melting chocolatiness. But I warm to it most of all for the rich pagan symbolism: it is no less than a cake-emulation of the log that the Norsemen would drag home through the streets to burn in celebration of the winter solstice and to honour the gods and hope, thus, to cajole from them a good year to come.

Yule Log

Yule Log: A traditional French bûche de Noël always looks just the right side of cutely enchanting, and there is nothing hard to like about its tender, melting chocolatiness. But I warm to it most of all for the rich pagan symbolism: it is no less than a cake-emulation of the log that the Norsemen would drag home through the streets to burn in celebration of the winter solstice and to honour the gods and hope, thus, to cajole from them a good year to come.

One of my favorite cakes to make during the holiday season is this bûche de nöel. The cake is a holiday tradition for the French made…

Buche de Noel

One of my favorite cakes to make during the holiday season is this bûche de nöel. The cake is a holiday tradition for the French made…

Meringue Mushrooms Recipe - Completely adorable meringue Christmas cookies perfect for decorating holiday cakes like the yule log! (step-by-step photos)

Meringue Mushrooms

Meringue Mushrooms Recipe - Completely adorable meringue Christmas cookies perfect for decorating holiday cakes like the yule log! (step-by-step photos)

There's nothing more impressive than bringing a log to Christmas dinner; a Tiramisu Yule Log Cake that is! Full photo tutorial for tiramisu yule log cake.:

Tiramisu Yule Log Christmas Cake

There's nothing more impressive than bringing a log to Christmas dinner; a Tiramisu Yule Log Cake that is! Full photo tutorial for tiramisu yule log cake.:

This salted caramel Yule log is a good alternative for a Christmas Day dessert but tastes good at anytime of the year.

Salted caramel swiss roll

This salted caramel Yule log is a good alternative for a Christmas Day dessert but tastes good at anytime of the year.

The Yule log, (also known as a bûche de Noël in France and Canada) is a traditional Christmas dessert served around the holiday. Chocolate cake with whipped cream frosting and decorated with chocolate bark.

Yule log (bûche de Noël)

The Yule log, (also known as a bûche de Noël in France and Canada) is a traditional Christmas dessert served around the holiday. Chocolate cake with whipped cream frosting and decorated with chocolate bark.

The Most Beautiful Yule Log Cakes Christmas Has Ever Known

The Most Beautiful Yule Log Cakes Christmas Has Ever Known

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