Yule log cakes — Bûche de Noël — are a beloved holiday tradition in France, and are as much a holiday décor as they are a delicious dessert. Join Lee for a two-day baking adventure, practicing pastry skills as you and your child create and assemble each element of this impressive holiday centerpiece. Bake along as we make Hot Milk Sponge Cake for the cake roll, Chocolate Buttercream to simulate the outer bark, and Chocolate Pastry Cream for filling. The finishing touches will be handmade Meringue Mushrooms and White Chocolate Leaves.
Vegetarian with dairy, eggs and gluten.
About the instructor: Lee’s passion for cooking began at an early age while helping her grandmother prepare delicious, homemade meals for their family-owned Okemo Lantern Lodge in Vermont. She graduated from the Culinary Institute of America and has been working professionally for over 20 years as a pastry chef and caterer. Most recently, she inspires young chefs as a high school culinary instructor.
This class is designed as a hands-on cook-along experience, with the instructor guiding students through the dishes. The class is offered live via the Zoom app. Recipes, pre-class prep and an equipment list will be sent five days in advance. After class, we will share a recorded version. Online classes are nonrefundable.
Day 1: Saturday, December 19, 3:00 - 4:30 pmRegister for class
Day 2: Sunday, December 20, 3:00 - 5:00 pm