Bûche, oh my bûche, tell me who is the most beautiful!
Christmas is on his way, the wind is getting chilly, the sky is clear blue, people are gathering inside coffee shops holding hot mugs in their hands to warm up after a cold walk in the city, and in Paris, we are starting to see Bûches de Noël popping up in pastry shopping windows!
As a foreigner, I look at this beautiful and typical French Christmas pastry with the eyes of a child: every year pastry chefs all over France are proposing new flavours, different consistencies in a full parade of colours and shapes that let me enchanted and with my mouth wide open…
Luckily there are also gluten free ones that I can eat and today I happy to tell you about the ones I tasted and liked at Sitron, Maison Foucade, Un dimanche à Paris and Biosphère Café.
Here there are my sweet memories topped with puffy cream and pinky sugar!
I have already told you about Sitron, the new 100% gluten free pastry shop that opened in Paris one month ago.
Laure Bouvet, founder, and Sébastien Lenglet, pastry chef, are proposing exquisite pastries and their new bûches are delicious too.
They have created three bûches this year that are also available in small size, such a great idea, I think! You can actually taste yours before choosing the flavour.
Let’s start our journey and go far away to exotic countries where we find the bûche “Brasilia”: biscuit with almonds, puffy rice soaked in passion fruit juice, cream with fresh mango, chantilly with vanilla from Madagascar, glaçage with passion fruit. Then let’s stop at the “Caraïba”: chocolate biscuit, croustillant praliné, French sablé breton, cream with smoked tonka bean, dark chocolate mousse, glaçage with chocolate and hazelnuts. To pay homage to Laure and her home country, la Normandie, Sébastien has imagined the bûche “Normande”: wallnuts biscuit, green apple compote, green apple chocolate éclats, baked apples, creamy mousse with vanilla from Madagascar, gelée of green apples.
Such a treat!