Tuesday, 30 December 2014

The Days Between



The Christmas celebrations are now behind us.  The days were spent quietly at home enjoying some great food and good company.  The table was set with our festive red and white crockery and adorned with red roses and white carnations.  


As always, the question is what to eat on the days between Christmas and New Year.  With the busy days leading up to Christmas, my baking did not go according to plan.


I decided to bake a Yule Log.  It has been a couple of years since I made one and I had an excess of (good quality) chocolate in my pantry.  I used the recipe from Nigella's Christmas, which is by far the best that I've tried.  It produced a beautifully moist sponge with a delicious chocolate buttercream icing.  The finishing touches of fresh snow and reindeer completed the picture.

2 comments:

Rosie said...

What a lovely, festive table and your Yule log looks delicious. Best wishes for 2015. Happy New year:)

Tracy said...


Hi, Marie... and Happy New Year! Very much enjoyed catching up on your posts and lovely images. So happy you had a lovely Christmas. I'm sorry to be so slow. Too much fun & feasting... LOL! Your red & white-decked table is so beautiful! Has a very Scandinavian flavour about it... ;o) So festive! And your Yule Log is so pretty--LOVE the tiny reindeer! Wishing you All the Best and BEYOND in 2015! ((LOVE & HUGS))