Monday, December 24, 2012
Bûche de Noël
Its never too early to learn to bake. My own daughters were by my side in the kitchen from the time they were 2 and the same now with my grand-daughter Mei-Ling. Although my own daughters enjoyed helping me in the kitchen, for Mei-Ling its more than fun, its a passion. She LOVES to bake and cook. Learning today how to carefully fold the beaten egg whites into the beaten yolk mixture and carefully roll the Bûche de Noël. While she was mixing the egg whites into the yolks so gently, she said, "Grammie, this is going to be like eating a cloud" and when we finished rolling the cake up into the towel, she said, with all the seriousness and passion of Julia Child, "This is going to be delectable !" What fun for me to have such a delightful helper in the kitchen. Before we started cooking and I explained what a Bûche de Noël is, she wanted to go to the wood pile and pick out a log to use for an example. She is one serious baker.
It is a silent sort of morning, sitting next to the wood stove in my rocker, watching the birds outside my windo...