DALLAS, Dec. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- La Madeleine French Bakery & Café introduces a decorate your own Bûche de Noël kit for the holiday season. Building on the theme of the season to gather, la Madeleine invites guests to share in the French Christmas tradition of decorating (and eating) the Bûche de Noël (Yule log cake) with family and friends in the comfort of their own home.
The Yule log is a centuries-old tradition tied to the winter solstice where families burn a special log as a part of their Yuletide celebrations. The French took the tradition from the fireplace and transformed it into the Bûche de Noël pâtisserie, a quintessential Christmas centerpiece.
The la Madeleine Bûche de Noël starts with classic vanilla sheet cake and is topped with a layer of chocolate mousse before being rolled into the iconic Yule log shape. La Madeleine's pastry chefs then ice it with a semi-sweet chocolate ganache to resemble tree bark and decorate with festive holiday candy charms.
The decorate your own Bûche de Noël kit includes the cake, rolled and covered in chocolate ganache, green icing and festive holiday candy charms. At home, you can follow the steps to create the tree bark pattern on the ganache, pipe green vines and leaves and decorate with candy charms.
For those who would prefer to enjoy sweets without the work, bakeries will offer fully decorated Bûche de Noël cakes along with a variety of other traditional holiday pâtisseries.
- Chocolate Pots de Crème Parfaits: Rich, smooth chocolate custard topped with whipped cream and crispy chocolate pearls.
- Gingerbread Crème Brûlée Mini Tarts: Sweet gingerbread cream with cinnamon, caramelized to golden perfection.
- Pecan Tart: Sweet maple syrup and hearty pecans baked into a flaky pie crust.
- Christmas Tree Linzer and Festive Iced Sugar Cookies
"With our decorate your own Bûche de Noël kit, our Guests can create new holiday traditions with their children, grandchildren and friends," said Susan Dederen, la Madeleine's vice president of culinary operations. "In my family, the holidays center around the kitchen, and we're always looking for a new excuse to put on our aprons. I sincerely hope our Guests enjoy this activity and can't wait to see and hear about the memories created."
The la Madeleine holiday menu is available through early January. Complete menu information is available at www.laMadeleine.com.
About la Madeleine French Bakery & Café
Dallas-based la Madeleine French Bakery & Café was established in 1983 by self-described "French country boy" Patrick Esquerré to fulfill his dream of bringing recipes from his childhood in the Loire Valley to America. From its signature fireplace to its crave-worthy food, la Madeleine offers a warm, welcoming atmosphere where guests can escape and reconnect throughout the day. Breakfast, lunch and dinner feature handcrafted entrées, sandwiches, salades and soupes, as well as freshly baked breads, artisan pâtisserie and more. La Madeleine currently has more than 80 corporate and franchised bakery-cafés across Arkansas, Arizona, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, Virginia, Colorado and Washington, D.C. For more information on menu items, café locations and hours of operation, visit www.laMadeleine.com.
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