09 December 2007

Daring Bakers - December

Some old pagan traditions made certain nations of our continent extremely affectionate with the beauty of wooden logs. It goes to such an extent that instead of baking luscious three tier chocolate cake with whipped cream snowflakes they are spending hours to produce something as tempting as a piece of trunk.

This month our ambitious sect of very Daring Bakers decided to spread nature friendly recipe and so we came up with all sorts of sweet flavourful rolls disguised in coffee buttercream bark.
Not surprisingly, having the option of choosing genoise flavour I went on with pure chocolate filled black currant home made jam.

As ornament for what French people call La buche de Noel there were obligatory mushrooms to be planted on the log. I made ones from meringue but in the process of fiery culinary reaction they evidently gained hallucinogenic proprieties.

Final result didnt have slightest wooden note and dissapeared quickly enough to consider baking whole tree next time.


Blogger Lunch Buckets said...

The whole tree? Now -that- would be daring!

8:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a nice cake! I love black currant jam!

9:14 PM  
Blogger Claire said...

Black currant jam....yum!!! My mom likes the darker colored yule logs, so she would love yours!

12:41 AM  
Blogger Peabody said...

Mmmm, black current homemade jam...what a great filling! Job well done.

2:25 AM  
Blogger Lis said...

hehehee too cute. =)

I love the flavors you chose, especially that filling *swoon*

Happy holidays!

4:36 AM  
Blogger Tartelette said...

Looks wonderful,and the mushrooms have taken on a life of their own! Great job!

6:39 PM  
Blogger Julius said...

Your bûche de Noël is wonderful!

Happy Holidays.

Julius from Occasional Baker

6:32 AM  
Blogger Deborah said...

That jam sounds delicious! And I can't imagine the whole tree-that would be a big cake!! Great job on this challenge.

5:43 AM  
Blogger Jen Yu said...

What an awesome combination of flavors. I am intrigued... and a little hungry now! :) Great job on your yule log. Happy new year!

jen at use real butter

4:45 AM  
Blogger Ann-Marie said...

If you bake a whole tree of chocolate genoise and blackcurrant jam, you'll need help eating it, right? Just let me know, and I'll be there. It sounds wonderful!


1:43 AM  

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