Saturday, December 26, 2009

X-Mas Log Cake



This year I briefly tossed around the notion of baking up an old fashioned Buche De Noel (Yule Log Cake). As I am shockingly lazy, this idea fell by the wayside. Lucky for me I was strolling through me local mega-grocer's market when I spotted the above gem. I rarely if ever buy an Entemann's of any sort, us Capital Region folk know the brand as a sort of poor man's Freihofer's (this is despite the fact that, unfortunately, both these traditionally NY companies have been bought out by Bimbo). I will never understand the strange and morbid curiosity streak that forces me to buy horrible, industrial, unhealthy products such as this, but it kicked in here. I bought the Entemann's "Holiday Log Cake", Mrs. Dave actually encouraged me in this case. I could tell she secretly fancied the little, cakey bastard. Here we have it un-boxed.



Note the cunning little plastic ax. I hacked a couple thin slices off.



What we have here is basically a decoratively frosted Swiss roll. Digging in, I was shocked by how dry the whole deal was. Even the frosting was somehow a little parched. This is weird as Entemann's products are usually unsettlingly moist (read transfats). Thoroughly disappointing, not even guilty pleasures to be had. Now I have to find a willing party to schluff 90% of this bad boy onto. Luckily, I have a pecan Lardy cake working in the oven. This will wash the saccharin mediocrity of the "Holiday Log" off my tongue with its unctuous beauty.

5 comments:

  1. My aunt made one of those for Christmas, it was delicious... http://bit.ly/7uRKwh

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  2. aside from the lil' plastic axe, that looks like a clunker

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  3. I saw that a p-chops and thought it looked more like a football than a yule log. glad I wasn't mssing out on much.

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  4. "I will never understand the strange and morbid curiosity streak that forces me to buy horrible, industrial, unhealthy products such as this, but it kicked in here."

    Hahahaha, that impulse kicks in for me all the time.

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  5. I'll bet it cost a good buck too. I'll just take a homemade jelly roll thank you. It's really one of the cheapest things you can make.

    I remember when I was a kid we used to get them (jelly rolls) at the A&P store and they were fairly cheap. I saw one at the local Wegman's here (the yuppie market chain) a couple of months ago and it was something like 9 bucks. That's just insane. Homemade, depending on what you use, you can get away with making one for about $1.50.

    Hey hope you're having a good New Year ;-)

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