12/28/08

buche de noel...

a frozen French yule log...



This month's challenge is brought to us by the adventurous Hilda from Saffron and Blueberry and Marion from Il En Faut Peu Pour Etre Heureux. They have chosen a French Yule Log by Flore from Florilege Gourmand

The challenge rule is that we must make all 6 of these elements for the log.
1) Dacquoise Biscuit
2) Mousse
3) Ganache Insert
4) Praline Crisp Insert
5) Creme Brulee Insert
6) Icing

To make this dessert, you must have a good plan. First, you need to make the creme brulee, dacquoise biscuit and praline crisp. Then you make ganache, mousse and icing. All these elements need to make in order, otherwise, you'll end up with some pain. Stress-free always comes with a good plan. :)

My buche de noel is made of hazelnut dacquoise, dark chocolate-orange mousse, cinnamon-dark chocolate ganache, milk chocolate praline crisp, saffron-honey creme brulee and dark chocolate icing. As I wanted it to have a modern look, I used a rectangular stainless mousse mold. I followed the recipe, but flavored it into my own taste, except the icing--I used the recipe that I learned from school. I also used praline paste recipe that I posted at Painted Dessert. As you can see, I used the praline crisp as the decoration around the buche and topped it with some Christmas tree sprinkles and dragees.

There were a lot of work for this challenge, but I really enjoyed it. I served this for the party at my friend's house. We all loved it.

Ingredients

for the icing
- 4 oz. 64% dark chocolate
- 2 oz. dark chocolate glaze
- 1 oz. vegetable oil

Procedure

for the icing
1. Melt both chocolate in a double boil.
2. Add oil and stir well.
3. Keep warm until ready to use.


26 comments:

Katie said...

Your log looks amazing. I love how you decorated, so professional

Jo said...

Sawadee ka Khun Thip, your yule log looks stunning. Love the way your choc icing is so clean and the little christmas tree decorations. Would also like to wish you and your family a happy new year.

Marija said...

Perfection. Art.

Maggie said...

Great photographs and decorations! I like the look of your icing recipe as well. The gelatin in the recipe we were given wasn't a big hit with us.

Hilda said...

Your log is simply gorgeous and so inspiring. You can be sure that Marion and I are very pleased that you enjoyed the challenge. Have a Happy New Year!

cookemila said...

me ha encantado esta preciosa con el glaseado tan liso y tan perfecta en su forma..feliz reto y feliz año nuevo

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Wow, stunning! One of my favorite so far! It looks ever so elegant and beautiful! Great job!

Cheers,

Rosa

Nikita's Mom said...

this is such an amazing presentation! I love those red and green trees....

Mrs Ergül said...

What an exquisite cake! An art piece I dare say!

Dee at Sweet Scarlett said...

Oh my... Your log are so tempting! Very nice! By the way i have added your blog in my link. Hope its ok. Happy holidays and New Year!

Aran said...

beautiful work!

Christy said...

Your icing looks perfect!! I wish I had used my own tried and tested recipe for the final touch!! I love how your buche de noel look! Another successful challenge! Congratulations!!

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Vera said...

Wonderful as always, Thip!

Y said...

Love the photos, Thip. Fantastic idea, using the praline crisps as a decoration. And the Christmas trees are so cute :)

Bex said...

that looks great! the icing is so smooth and garnish is perfect and cute

Vanillaorchid said...

It's really really fabulous ka P'Thip. I would love to have some slice ka.

Happy New Year na ka P'Thip.. wish you and your family a very very happy new year ka.

Manggy said...

Oh goodness, Thip, that is out of this world. You can pretty much do whatever your imagination dictates in pastry! So envious!

Thip said...

Thanks, you guys.

Sugar Chef said...

Your log is so perfect and I love the little trees. Happy baking in the New Year.

Susan said...

You did a really,really beautiful job! I love that last photo.

Eileen said...

Your Yule Log is just lovely!

Jon Looi said...

it is so adorable, my niece will love it.

morgana said...

What a perfect looking yule log.

Tartelette said...

Super late for that challenge..February's behind right around the corner...but just wanted to add to the other comments how gorgeous it is!

Anonymous said...

It looks fanciful. But it would never fly on Christmas, in my extended French-Polish family. There are allowances, but this creation is too far removed from the tradition of a desert, that is heaped up on traditions carried by family and culture, from Christmas to Christmas. I fear too many of the children in my extended family would be disappointed, as the "log" is only served once a year, and only on this night. And the log is something that as children, we all looked forward to, every year, with a nostalgic fondness. Nice work though. : )

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