Sunday, December 23, 2007

Daring Bakers makes the tradicional Bûche de Noël

Christmas makes everyone goes crazy around here, me for exemple made this mounth challenge a week a go and almost didin't post! Why you may ask me, well lets just say that i have a lovelly brother that was kind enough to take this mounth challenge pics in his camera, but, and there's always a but, he just forgot to transfer to the computer, and i just didn't know how to take the memory card off his camera, its so diferent from mine!!! But whit a litle help from my boyfriend i maneged to post!! So.. you can understand why i'm posting on the 23th at 23:50 here in Brazil.

But, besides the posting/pictures problems the bûche was very easy to make. This mounth the hosstess were Lis, from La Mia Cucina, and Ivonne, from Cream Puffs, the challenge was the tradicional Bûche de Noël or Yule Log, and you can find the recipe here.

Well, this mounth for me was very difficult, i started in a new job, that made me disconect from the world, i no longer work in front a computer as i did before now i work in a kitchen, no no... not cooking, doing a nutricionist job, making sure that the food that was for the client gets there clean and free for company... and was the end of the year in college so... a lot of tests that made my go really crazy. I almost tought about not participating on the challenge, but last weekend i managed to find some hours to do it.

Tough would be very dificult and hard working but after a few hours i had it all done. Everyting was very easy and the instuctions was very clear. Lis and Ivonne gave as a lot of possibilite of changes, like flavouring the genoise cake and for the filling and two options of mushroons and also two dates for posting...

I can say that i loved the bûche but i, and my intere family too, thougt that the buttercream was to buttery... but still very tasty, and the genoise cake just amazing...

Here's what i did:
- a chocolate genoise;
- coffee buttercream for filling and forsting;
- added some chooped white chocolate in the filling and
- marzipan mushroons.

I wish you all a Mery Cristmas and a very happy new year and see you all next mounth, whit more recepis i hope!!


Julius said...

I agree that buttercream filling plus the same buttercream for icing can be too rich.

Your bûche de Noël is beautiful.

Julius from Occasional Baker

Beth G. said...

Looks delicious!

Lunch Buckets said...

You did a great job, it turned out nice!

Claudia said...

Love the idea of a chocolate genoise. Looks so delicious to me. Happy Holidays to you!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful job. Love the chocolate genoise.

cerisegourmand said...

Lovely log =)
The amount of buttercream does scares me though, but oh well, I'll make an exception for the holiday =P

Lis said...

Aww Mila, thanks so much for participating- what a busy month you've had!

Your log looks fantastic! I love it!

Happy holidays!

Tartelette said...

Rich it was! You did a great job. Happy Holidays!

Dolores said...

It's great that you were able to participate in this month's challenge, given your hectic schedule. You did a *great* job... I'm glad you were able to find the pictures and get it posted.

I hope you had a very Merry Christmas, and wish you all the best in 2008!

Deborah said...

Wonderful job on your yule log! I hope you have a great new year!

Jen Yu said...

I also think it's a rich recipe, but I love that you made your genoise chocolate (I am wishing I had done that). It looks terrific!

jen at use real butter