With the advent of Christianity and the changes in heating and cooking technologies, the tradition of the Yule Log changed from burning a large log to baking a dessert the resembles a log. The first Yule Log, Büche de Noël, recipe appeared in the 1600’s.
A stollen is a type of sweet bread that originates from the Saxony region of what is now Germany. The first stollen date back to the 14th century, but at that time, the bread was not the sweet bread that it is today.
This year, The Frenchman’s Corner is offering several variations of this bread for the 2019 holiday season. We are offering Albertengo panettone from the Piedmont region of Italy. They use nothing but the best ingredients to create their breads. Albertengo only makes two pastries a year, Panettone for Christmas and the other being the Colomba Pasquale for Easter. Since 1905 they have become the best, if not the best, panettone makers in the world.
Today, marrons glacés, are still made in their simplest form, as glazed chestnuts, but may also be used as for creme de marrons, an ingredient in other confections.