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A Canadian expatriate living and exploring first France now Germany, then BACK to FRANCE (!!!) with her family; former fashion designer, turned unexpected UNLIKELY NOMAD, raising two children, writing, photographing, painting, playing piano (who knew!!) and blogging - and now... full time student at ART SCHOOL!! (I MUST be crazy!!)

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Preparing for Christmas; Buche Noel with Riel in 3 languages!

This is what we are aiming for...we made it last year check it out here...and it sure was YUMMY!!! So ...lets see what we end up with...
First we separate the eggs, you know separating eggs is a pretty (yucky) delicate affair if you think about it. So after a little trial and error we got the job done.
Then to measure all the dry ingredients, with a scale and in grams since the recipe is European,
ooh la la...

Then we prepare the pans to bake the genoise (the cakey layer that will be the roll, like in a jelly roll ) for the buche. The we put down backpapiere (German); waxed paper (English); papier de cuisson (French) (we are multi cultural here these days) to make the genoise easy to remove from the baking sheet.
Once we have the genoise cooked we remove it from the waxed paper and then roll it while still warm in a tea towel, let it cool a bit to take a rolled shape, then brush it with a sugar syrup.

Then we layer it with the yummy filling mixture, cream, white chocolate mousse and fresh raspberries...slice it up a bit and arrange it to look log-like and cover it with a yummy white chocolate icing applied to look like bark...really!!!


The finished result and the happy and VERY TALENTED chef!!! Good work Riel!

Bon Appetit!!

Guten Appetite!!

Dig in Everyone!!

1 comment:

Michelle said...

Oh, that looks yummy. Is it calorie free? You do have a talented chef.

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