Les Bûches de Noël

                                    • Chocolate-Raspberry Bûche de Noël

• Vanilla Bûche de Noël with Amaretto Buttercream

Bûche de Noël is the French Christmas dessert, but it is gaining in popularity on American tables.  The cake logs are beautiful and utterly delicious.  Not being able to decide which single bûche to teach, I am sharing two. These are recipes that I perfected over my years cooking for the French Embassy’s Cultural Services in New York City.  You’ll learn chocolate and vanilla  versions, along with ideas for variations (such as peppermint, citrus, Black Forest, and mocha). Either one will grace your holiday menu like no other dessert.

Rick will show you:

  • How to roll sponge cakes without tears
  • Recipes for chocolate souffle cake and the classic vanilla sponge cake, especially how to properly mount eggs to form cake batters
  • Classic fillings that can be endlessly customized
  • Ways to decorate your bûche
  • An amazingly fast buttercream with a secret ingredient







Dec 18 2021


1:00 pm - 2:30 pm