With holiday wishes to our log home friends and, indeed, all Canadians, we share a family recipe for the traditional Yule log or bûche de Noël cake.

A terrific history of the cake’s origins can be found on the History.com website, The Delicious History of the Yule Log.

The history of the Yule log cake stretches all the way back to Europe’s Iron Age, before the medieval era. Back then, Celtic Brits and Gaelic Europeans would gather to welcome the winter solstice at December’s end. People would feast to celebrate the days finally becoming longer, signaling the end of the winter season. To cleanse the air of the previous year’s events and to usher in the spring, families would burn logs decorated with holly, pinecones or ivy. Read the whole story >

Chocolate yule log recipe
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If you’re inspired to make your own Yule log this Christmas, you might use our family recipe, pictured here, or try the recipe from Piedmont Pantry (where our delicious looking Yule log photo is from).

With very best wishes for this holiday season and for 2018,

Paul Kealey & Adam Tackaberry

Yule log cake
Yule log cake recipe from Piedmont Pantry

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