Monday, February 25, 2008


Late, yes, but here are the Christmas creations. This year I made a Croquembouche instead of the traditional Buche de Noel. A Crouchembouche is a traditional French cake/dessert, usually served at weddings. I made it beacause it looks like a Christmas tree. A Croquembouche is made with puffs filled with pastry cream, then bound together using caramel. It was a little awkward to serve, but it was very pretty, and tasted delicious. I filled the puffs with a chocolate pastry cream.