Who says you can’t have a French Christmas in Australia? The French crème de la crème of Christmas desserts is the Bûche de Noel and we have found places around the country that are making them. Be quick though because the pre-order deadline for some of these is today! You don’t want to miss out!
BUT WHAT IS THE BUCHE DE NOEL?
The bûche de noel is a traditional French Christmas cake served at the end of the Christmas meal. Bûche means log in French and the cake symbolises the log that in previous times were burned in the fireplace during the Christmas period (remember it’s cold in Europe this time of year). There are various theories about why the logs were burned varying from that they were to ward off bad luck or similarly that they were to bring in a good New Year.
With houses moving away from hearths towards more modern ovens for cooking, the log moved from something that was burned to something that was confectioned and savoured instead.
Aux Fines Bouches
Aux Fines Bouches is offering the traditional Bûche de Noël (buttercream) as well as the mousse Bûche de Noël.
The traditional is available in either Grand Marnier or coffee and serves 6 to 8 people $40 each.
The mousse Bûche de Noël is available in triple chocolate, yuzu lime or vanilla almond. It serves 3-4 people at $25 each or serves 6-8 people at $50 each.
You may order them at your convenience however a 50% deposit is required upon for pickup on the 24/12, Monday between 10am to 2pm.
Some flavours are limited so customers are advised to place an order as soon as you have decided.
Les Deux Coqs
Bûche de Noël available in 2 flavours:
- Fine Dark Chocolate; and
- Fine Dark Chocolate and salted caramel.
These serve 6- 8 people for $39 or 8-10 people for $49.
Pre-orders by 20 December 2018 ideally at the shop at Stall 2 Adelaide Central Market or via email [email protected]
Doing the Bûche de Noël as well the bûche glacée.
Sizes are available from 2 serves up to 20 serves and the price depends on the size.
No pre-order deadline.
Every year Chouquette makes 3 bûches de noel.
This year: Traditional Praline, Chocolate and Pistachio and Strawberry and Rhubarb.
Please see below link the Christmas offers:
Le Bon Choix
2 different flavours:
- rum and raisins, and
- lime and strawberry.
They serve 10 people and cost $38.
Customers are requested to give 2 days’ notice for the order.
The French Patisserie
A Bûche de Noel in vanilla or chocolate can be ordered online at https://frenchpatisserie.com.au/toowong/product/buche-de-noel/. It costs $54.
The L’Orangerie Buche de Noel is a creation of a light vanilla sponge roll spread with a thin layer of dark chocolate ganache then Pistachio Mousse sprinkled with praline pieces finished with piped Hazelnut Butter Cream and handmade festive Christmas decoration.
The cost is $55.
Orders until Saturday 22nd Dec.
Daci & Daci
The Bûche de Noël comes in Belgian chocolate, salted caramel and orange marmalade.
Serves 10 for $48.
It is available until Christmas Eve (no pre-order necessary, Daci & Daci will have plenty in stock on the day.)
Bonjour de France
Bonjour de France does the traditional buttercream Bûche de Noël and the ice cream Bûche de Noël.
The ice cream Bûche de Noël is available in vanilla, chocolate, coffee and strawberry.
It caters for 8/10 people and costs $45.00.
The pre-order deadline is 20th December.
The buttercream Bûche de Noel costs between $14.50 and $35.00.
The prices per size are:
4 people for $14.50
6 people for $21.00
8 people for $28.00
10 people for $35.00
The buttercream flavours are:
vanilla, chocolate, coffee, Cointreau and hazelnut
The pre-order deadline is the 23 December.
Three flavours: traditional Chocolate, traditional Praline, and pistachio crème with a cherry mousse on an almond pistachio crunch sponge.
4/6 people for $32
8/10 people for $49
The deadline to order is Friday the 21st of December. You can order by phone 0393808680 or by email [email protected]
La Parisienne Pâtés
Three flavours: chocolate, strawberry cheesecake, praline and citron.
The bûches serve 6 to 8 people and cost $85.
Pre-order by Friday 21 December by calling the shop on 03 98202818.
Chez Jean-Claude Patisserie
Four flavours: praline, kirsch, chocolate/Grand Marnier and chestnut.
- 12cm for $28,
- 21 cm for $44; and
- 27 cm for $56.
Pre-order via the website:
The Saint Honoré Log is specially made for those Caramel/Vanilla Lovers.
This log is made with:
- French Short Bread biscuit
- Vanilla Custard
- Salted Caramel coulis
- Chou pastry filled with custard
- Vanilla Whipped Cream
Lemon Meringue is specially made for those Lemon Lovers.
This log is made with:
- Almond Biscuit
- Tangy Lemon Curd
- Crispy Biscuit
- Italian Meringue
Four Chocolate Log specially made for those chocolate Lovers.
This log is made with:
- Almond biscuit
- White, Milk, Dark and Hazelnut Chocolate Mousse (Couverture chocolate imported from France)
- Dark Chocolate Glaze
- Macaron shell on side
- Crispy Chocolate Biscuits
They are sized to serve between 10 and 12 people and each cost $69 (delivery is extra).
Next day delivery through the online patisserie which means people can order until the 23rd if they want it for the 24th. All the bûches are hand-made to order, freshly baked in the morning prior delivery.
La Belle Sweets
The Bûche de Noël is an apple and Caramel Yule Log.
It is serves 8 – 10 people and costs $65.
Deadline for pre-order is 22nd December. Available for pic up on 24 December from both locations (Belmont Forum (8-4pm) Lathlain (8 – 1pm))
La Maison Saint Honoré
3 different flavours:
- lemon sponge biscuit with lemon curd and Italian Meringue flambée.
- Saint Honoré bûche: salted caramel & vanilla custard
- Quatre chocolates (4 choc): choc mousse made with white, milk, dark and caramel Weiss Chocolate on an almond biscuit base (GF except for the biscuit on the edge)
These serve 10/12 ppl and cost $69 each.
You can order online at www.frenchsweet.com.au for delivery or order directly at the shop Maison Saint Honoré, 100 Benara Road, Caversham.
Two flavours: Chocolate praline and white berries.
They serve 8-10 people and are $55 each.
A minimum 24hrs notice is required for pick-up and orders can be placed up to 12pm on 23/12 for 24/12 pick-up.
La Maison du Pâtissier
Sold out for pre-orders so one to keep in mind for next year or try to get in early each day and you might be able to get one.
Le Bon Délice
Bûches de Noël come in three flavours: Chocolate/Caramel, exotic/Lime, Vanilla /Pear
Two sizes: serves 6 people for $34.00 or large (serves 8-10) for $43.00.
3 different flavours:
Choco/Mint: Dark chocolate mousse, mint mousse in the middle with an after eight biscuit at the bottom
Passionfruit/Mango/Coco: Coconut mousse, mango jelly and passionfruit curd in the middle, coconut biscuit at the bottom
Raspberry: Vanilla sponge cake, raspberry buttercream and blackcurrant in the middle
The bûches de Noël serve 8/10 persons and La Boulangerie also does individual bûchettes.
Clients can order in store, or online via the webstore (https://laboulangerie.mypreorder.com.au/ ), the App or Facebook.
Lavie & Belle
These are available in two sizes:
- 20cm : 6/8p – $50
- 30cm : 10/12p – $72
- Dark Chocolate Ganache,
- Milk Chocolate Buttercream,
- Coffee Moka,
- Hazelnut Praline,
- Black Forest, and
- Red Velvet Raspberries Mousse.
- Small $29.50 serves 4-6 people ,
- Medium $48 serves 8-10 people, and
- Large $55.00 Serves 12-16 people.
Order before Saturday the 22nd at 12pm.
The Bûche de Noël comes in 3 sizes: 4 people for $23, 8 people for $33 or 12 people for $43.
There is no deadline to order as Saint-Germain Patisserie will have a display full of bûche anyway.
What is your favourite flavour Bûche de Noël?