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Word of the day: bûche de Noël.

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If you can’t burn an actual Yule log for Christmas, do the next best thing: Eat one. The French have a classic Christmas cake called bûche de Noël, which means Yule log. This dessert has the texture of a sponge cake insisde, wrapped in chocolate or buttercream. A thin layer of fondant forms the outer covering, and is decorated to give it a faux-bois finish.


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