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Dec 14, 2008 01:15 PM

Best Buche de Noel?


I need to bring a Buche de Noel to my parent's place for Christmas. Does anyone have a suggestion for where I might find the best Buche de Noel? I was thinking of getting it at Silver Moon bakery (my local bakery) - I have enjoyed many of their baked goods in the past (especially scones and croissants).


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  1. Payard. I get one there every time I spend Christmas in NYC. It's delicious and very pretty.

    4 Replies
    1. re: Toot

      What flavor? And how exactly do they prepare their buche?

      1. re: steakrules85

        Louvre, Piemont, Bagatelle, and Montmartre are the flavors. You can look them up on the website for detes.
        How does he prepare it? With his magic wand.
        Overall, best shop in town, yes, better than Bouchon, unfortunately(the latter is closer).
        I won't go any further as to other places, I am sure the flames are coming, anyhow.

        1. re: steakrules85

          It was on Throwdown last night - it's nontraditional with chocolate hazelnut mousse and sponge as well as some sort of crunchy layer. It's not rolled, but rather assempled in plastic molds and then frozen, unmolded, then covered in chocolate and decorated. It looked very fancy, but not traditional at all. I don't have another suggestion - sorry! - but I was thinking of making one myself this year. I like the more traditional rolled kind though.

          1. re: jenhen2

            Financier has the rolled kind in chocolate, praline, and grand marnier.

            But I am also considering the Mont Blanc (Chestnut Cream cake). Anyone ever have that????