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Yule Logs ~ 2019

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.

Stollen with evergreens

Stollen at The Frenchman’s Corner

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.

Panettone at The Frenchman’s Corner

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.

Toffee Season

At The Frenchman’s Corner, we are always looking for the best chocolates and other confections that are available.  We believe we have found one of the best small batch toffees available and are very proud to be able to offer this to our patrons.  Our toffee comes from the beautiful state of Utah and is wonderfully buttery and melts in your mouth.  It is not too sticky or too hard.  We typically carry four different flavors.

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Southern Pralines, Not Pralinés

Praline may have originally been inspired in France by the cook of Marshal du Plessis-Praslin (1598–1675), with the word praline deriving from the name Praslin.  Early pralines used whole almonds individually coated in caramelized sugar, as opposed to dark nougat, where a sheet of caramelized sugar covers many nuts.