In many European countries, a sweet and tender dessert was prepared in the form of a log.
This tradition goes back thousands of years. In the past, the log was not eaten. A real log was burned in the fireplace. It is a custom of pagan origin (before the expansion of Christianity) and linked to the celebration of the winter solstice.
A large fruit tree trunk was chosen to burn from December 24 to January 1.
The pagans burned a huge tree trunk during the festival of Yale while taking care to decorate it. They then used the ashes to fertilize the land.
As for the Yule log, it is difficult to know the exact date of its appearance. As early as the beginning of the 19th century, children began to receive cakes for Christmas. It is said that a Parisian chocolatier created the first Yule log in 1834 (a rolled cake reminiscent of the shape of the log).
Today, the log is a typically French pastry and widespread in many European countries.
A treat for young and old!
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