Time to order your
Bûche de Noël!
The origins of this most famous and delicious log-shaped French cake can be
traced back to the ancient Celtic tradition of celebrating the winter
solstice. On this day, the shortest of the year, the Celts would search
for a large trunk of either oak, beech, elm or cherry and would burn it.
The burning log was a symbol of the rebirth of the sun as well as an
offering of thanks to the sun for returning to the earth.
The tradition of actually burning the log began to disappear with the
arrival of small stoves and the disappearance of large hearths. The big
log was replaced by a smaller branch that was set in the middle of the
table and surrounded by little "friandises" (sweets, delicacies) that
were given as treats to guests. It is this branch that was eventually
transformed into the cake we know as the Bûche de Noël. Whether it was a
Parisienne or Lyonnaise creation is still the subject of a heated
debate. It is first mentioned and described in 1879 and since that time
is has become "THE" dessert served at Christmas dinners.
Our Buche De Noel are available in 8" and 16"
and 3 flavors. Chocolate Rum butter-cream, Mocha (Coffee) butter-cream and Grand Marnier
A Little History