I was glancing through All I Want for Christmas last night, and I stopped at Christmas Coda 37 (Colin and Thomas of "The French Have a Word For It"). Clearly I was hungry, because the idea for Buche de Noel stuck in my mind.
Now I've never actually had Buche de Noel, but it certainly does look decadent and delicious!
Listen to this description:
The bûche de Noël is a French holiday favorite, inspired by the giant yule logs that were traditionally burned on Christmas Eve. The bakers at the small, family-owned We Take the Cake bakery have handcrafted this one with their best-selling chocolate génoise cake, rolled with rich coffee buttercream and finished with chocolate cream cheese frosting "bark." Whimsical berry-laden fondant holly leaves and crisp meringue/marzipan mushrooms add festive flourish.
So today's giveaway--limited to readers in the US, unfortunately--is a Buche de Noel from Williams and Sonoma. It's going to be tight pulling this one off, so be sure to check back to see if you've won because we have very few days to get the order in!
To be eligible for this particular giveaway you must live in the US and you must contribute your very favorite holiday recipe in the comment section below. I'll be choosing the winner tomorrow morning, so don't put off contributing your recipe in the comment section!
Please note: our winners are Karen and Julie Bouchard. Karen and Julie, I need your mailing addresses!