Buche de Noel, local style

Jeff's Buche de Noel is made with Farmer's Cow cream and eggs.
Jeff's Buche de Noel is made with Farmer's Cow cream and eggs.

Bûche de Noel, also known as the Yule Log, is a classic holiday cake inspired by the Yule logs that were traditionally burned on Christmas Eve in many European countries. Perhaps you’ve admired it in the Williams-Sonoma catalog (sold out!) like I have. Well, I recently met a baker/entrepreneur named Jeff Borofsky who is dedicated to using local ingredients whenever possible in all his fine products, including a Bûche de Noel.

This stunning cake is handmade from flourless chocolate cloud cake, filled with fresh whipped cream, covered with chocolate ganache, adorned with meringue mushrooms and dusted with cocoa powder.  The cake serves 12 and if there is more than one dessert, it will feed a crowd. Serve with coffee or some dessert wine. Ingredients: Callebaut bittersweet chocolate, The Farmer’s Cow eggs and cream, sugar, and Cabot butter. The price is $40, deadline for ordering is Sunday night (December 20), and pickup in Easton is on Thursday, Christmas Eve. Delivery can be arranged for an additional charge. Please contact the baker Jeff Borofsky, Owner of Skinny Pines LLC, directly at jborofsky@skinnypines.com or 203.727.8177 to place your order and arrange pickup.

Skinny Pines, LLC is a start up portable wood fired brick oven catering company and artisan bakery dedicated to using locally produced ingredients whenever possible. Founder/Chef Jeffrey R Borofsky is an Easton native who sees the importance of supporting the local farm community.  Jeff is a classically trained chef who attended the Connecticut Culinary Institute where he excelled.  He completed his culinary externship at Fine Cooking’s test kitchen.  Once he graduated from culinary school he helped start a small breakfast and lunch deli and catering company  in Yarde Metals corporate cafeteria. Currently, Jeff is a busy entrepreneur and dedicated father of twin three-year-olds  and a five-year-old.

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