On the off chance that you haven't had enough cake and cookies already this holiday season to last a lifetime. Let me be the one to direct you to another delicious holiday themed dessert. With the Winter Solstice happening Friday there will be lots of talk about Yule and the Yule log. Yes, people will be taking about the one you actually burn in a fireplace but are you familiar with the one you eat?

According to History.com these tasty confections are a direct alternative to the Yule Log probably arriving to a Winter Solstice celebration around the year 1600. The actual Yule Log was burned at Winter Solstice celebration to celebrate the return to light as the days got longer and to cleanse the Winter air. I like to think that burning a Yule log and enjoying a Yule Log cake while doing it is doubly beneficial

Amoretti has shared a great recipe is you feel ambitious enough to make a Yule Log Cake instead of buying one.

So if you are already starting to count calories. And if you aren't sure you can actually burn off all the calories with a few trips to the gym. My suggestions is skip a few cookies on the cookie swap tray and save some room for the big treat.  Contact your favorite bakery if you don't want to make it yourself. Yule be glad you did.

Deising's Bakery

The Cake Artist

The Pastry Garden