10 Traditional Christmas Foods All Over the World


3. Buche de Noel, France

This name is translated as “Yule Log” from French. It is connected with the Viking times when it became a tradition to burn a large log on dark nights. It was normally done during the winter solstice. But when the years passed, that tradition was not observed as before.

One of the reasons is cutting down the trees in the forests. To stick to the custom, people created this cake, which is some kind of Swiss roll. You need to fill it with chocolate buttercream. To make it look nice and like a log, grate some chocolate over the cake and add pine needles.

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