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Thursday, December 25, 2008

happy christmas!

holiday greetings and chocolate visions!

Just a quick post today to wish everyone a Merry Christmas! Yesterday I made a Yule Log cake, a.k.a. Bûche de Noël, for the very first time. I followed a cake recipe in the Gourmet cookbook for a chocolate roulade--a souffle wonder! I then improvised a coffee flavored buttercream, infusing half and half with coarsely ground coffee beans, adding it to powdered sugar and butter. I then glazed the entire cake with a bittersweet ganache and fashioned mushrooms out of marshmallows. Though it's a little more square-ish than rounded, it's cute and promises chocolate deliciousness for my family!

Santa was kind to me, and I now have a digital camera! Look for improved photographs in the new year.

I hope the holiday--whether Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Solstice, or Festivus--finds you happy and healthy. Thank you for spending time with me on this little blog:)


  1. Merry Christmas Jessica! Whoo hoo - digital camera! Awesome Santa. - mary the food librarian

  2. Here's wishing you and yours a very merry Christmas!

  3. Anonymous4:35 PM

    Merry Christmas and a Happy Chocolatey New Year!