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Buche de Noel Workshop   

The Buche de Noel is a Christmas baking tradition in France.  Its origins are unknown, but it first shows up at the beginning of the 19th century. Known as Yule Log Cake in America, the shape and decorations represent the fire log brought into the home for the winter. The base is a delicate sponge or Genoise chocolate cake, rolled and filled with a chocolate or vanilla mouse or cream and covered with a dark chocolate frosting. Traditionally, meringue mushrooms surround the cake, however, contemporary decorations can be as elaborate or simple as you wish. This workshop will break the elaborate Buche de Noel recipe down to simple components to make stunning cakes for the holidays. A list of ingredients and tools will be provided prior to the workshop.
 

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2024-25 Closure Dates

September 2, 2024 (Labor Day)
September 26, 2024 (Back to School Night) - No class on the BHS campus
October 3, 2024 (Rosh Hashanah)
October 12, 2024 (Yom Kippur)
October 14, 2024 (Indigenous Peoples' Day)
November 5, 2024 (Professional Development Day)
November 11, 2024 (Veterans Day)
November 28-29, 2024 (Thanksgiving Break)
December 23, 2024 - January 1, 2025 (Winter Break)
January 20, 2025 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)
January 29, 2025 (Lunar New Year)
February 17-21, 2025 (February Vacation)
April 18, 2025 (Good Friday)
April 21-25, 2025 (April Vacation)
May 26, 2025 (Memorial Day)
June 19, 2025 (Juneteenth)

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Baldwin School, 484 Heath Street,
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

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Brookline High
– Monday-Thursday: 4:30pm – 9:30pm and
Saturday: 8:30am – 2:00pm
Please note: hours may change during the summer and holiday/vacation weeks.

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