Take one Canadian girl in les Alpes.
Add the ups & downs of living in France.
Cover with melted cheese...
Et voilà !

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Christmas Charm {2}

As I mentioned in my post the other day, le 24 décembre au soir 
is the most important moment in France for Christmas celebrations.

As you can see by the photos, la table chez mes beaux-parents 
{the table at my in-laws' house} 
was set with care & the entire French family was there!

C'est très beau, n'est-ce pas ?

But you know what the most impressive thing on the table was?
Le dessert !

{OK, OK... you can tease me about my sweet tooth if you like.
Yes, my favourite part of any meal is almost always the dessert...}

But can you blame me??!

Remember les petit fours that I posted about the other day?
Or those yummy cookies that came from the little town 
we spent our vacation in Brittany in?
Not to mention those meringues I posted about way back when?

Well, all that was beyond delicious.  And pretty.

But... you really have to admire my mother-in-law's homemade 
bûche de Noël.

You see,  bûche = log.  
It's the shape of the traditional Christmas cake in France.
{Need to know more?  You can read this article.}

Need to hurry up & finish reading this blog entry 
so that you can go bake something sweet?

OK, here are the photos of what ma belle-mère baked...

Bravo !!!
{and miam miam aussi...}


  1. Yum et miam! That looks delicious! And I love that little snowman perched on top... Can you mail me a slice? {ha! as if there are any leftovers from that!}


  2. Mumm Elle a l'air délicieuse cette bûche de Noël ! Passe de très bonnes fêtes de fin d'année :)


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