My husband is half Danish and here is our collection of Nisse, or as his family calls them; Nissemen. These are a few of our Danish christmas plates collected over the past 25 years.
I hosted my quilting bees holiday party yesterday and decided to make a Bushe de Noel, or Yule Log cake. It had been about 6 years so I thought it was time.
Here is a link to my favorite recipe.
Warning: there are 3 main parts to this cake, and it will take all available counter space.
First you make a chocolate cake in a jelly roll pan and roll it up in a towel to cool. Then you spread a whipped cream filling and re-roll.
You slice off one end and place on top (or side) to resemble a branch. It is frosted with chocolate butter cream frosting.
Using a fork you make it appear to have tree bark. I decorated mine with a sprig of artificial holly. Click here to see google images of different styles and presentations.
The cake must be refrigerated. I have wrapped mine for a space launch or a bio attack.
The good, the bad and the ugly:
The good - I showed to my guests before cutting it up.
The bad - I forgot to take a final "beauty shot" of it.
The ugly - A blurred phone photo, but you can see that a dusting of powered sugar (snow) makes it look festive and pretty.
And there you have it!
Finally, here is a great way to display Christmas cards if you have interior french doors. I just use tape loops. The bonus? I clean these windows once a year when I take the cards down.
I wish you all Happy Holidays filled with Fun.
See you after Christmas!