What kind of Christmas traditions do you have with your family?
Perhaps you decorate the tree together, go out caroling around your neighbourhood, or see a fantastic show of lights. There’s little doubt that you will join together around the table for a glorious Christmas feast as one of your traditions too.
So many families count down the days of the year just to get to this moment. To sit together and enjoy a glorious meal in the spirit of such a merry holiday is nothing short of joyous.
However, having something extra special for dessert is the perfect way to cap off a fine meal like this. Instead of running yourself ragged to make a table full of delights, let Haitian Chocolatier Ralph Leroy of Makaya Chocolat create his epic Bûche de Noël Xmas log to serve as your centrepiece.
With exquisite detail, Ralph carves these rich and immaculate delights from edible ingredients to look like real logs. The intricacy involved is unparalleled, making for a fantastic gift for someone special or your grand finale for Christmas dinner.
What’s most fascinating of all is that Ralph doesn’t create the same log design twice. Every single one he makes is completely one of a kind. And they are crafted in delightful flavours too. Choose chocolate, cappuccino, hazelnut, orange, passion fruit, strawberry, rum, peanuts, and more. He simply runs with his years of experience and the inspiration he feels in the moment to craft these beautifully delicious logs.
While you might be afraid to cut it and ruin his hard work, Ralph encourages you to enjoy, for he’ll keep making these lovely edible carved desserts. Take a photo before you dig in and enjoy this special time with the most treasured people. Love the moment as these flavors dance upon your palate and build themselves into your memories.
Each year, Makaya Chocolat in Haiti presents an “Xmas log exhibition”. Every edible dessert log is presented on display. It’s something people look forward to every year to see what creations Ralph will dream up next. From the masterful designs themselves to the stunning flavor profiles within, few things can top having a “Bûche de Noël” this year.
Unless of course, you start a tradition of serving Ralph’s “Bûche de Noël” every year!