Buche de Noel 2017
It’s been years and years since I made one of these. I used to bake a wee bit more than I do now. The problem is, if I bake it, I will eat it! And then I might as well just attach the fat directly to my hips, right?
Back in the day I used to work for Cocolat in the SF Bay Area. I was a store manager and was thrilled to be surrounded with the super-high quality desserts and truffles created by Alice Medrich. I was very sad when the company “went away.” But I still have the taste for very good chocolate, and I purchase my 11 pound blocks of chocolate from various purveyors. For years I made fresh truffles every Christmas.
I have these two books from Alice’s collection (the oldest two):
So this year I dusted off Alice’s cookbook and made a Buche de Noel and the meringue mushrooms that go along with it. I was a bit out of practice, but it all turned out just fine and was delicious!
And yes, it took three days to make (evenings after work)….so not something I have time to do on a regular basis! But very fun indeed.