Where to buy a Yule log in London?

December has arrived: it’s finally time to start the festive preparations. Foie gras, smoked salmon, capon… there are many dishes that are traditionally found on the Christmas table. For dessert ? The famous log, with butter or ice cream. For those who cannot spend a holiday in France, without complications. There Christmas registry is also available in the English capital.

Jade Bakery

Jade Bakery opened in London in 2002 and today has ten stores. For the sake of authenticity, the products are made with flour and butter from France. Jade Bakery also makes cakes for special occasions, with Croquembouche as its specialty. On the holiday menu: trio of chocolates, vanilla and raspberry (gluten-free), chocolate and cherry – alcoholic – and praline. Can be requested for 6 to 14 people.

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Patisserie Valérie

Almost 100 years after opening, Patisserie Valerie is one of the UK’s most popular bakeries. Its success is based on the quality of its artisanal products, made with local products and traditional knowledge. For end of year celebrations, the establishment offers the classic chocolate log, for 14 people and costing £54.95.

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Belle Époque

Belle Époque began its adventure in London with a first store in 2002 in Newington. A victim of success, the French bakery opened a second one in 2014 and even has its own stand inside Selfridges where cakes, breads, pastries, quiches and logs are sold. This year three different flavors are offered: dark chocolate and orange mousse, with crème brûlée and crispy puff pastry; raspberry, vanilla and white chocolate ganache; praline. Portions vary from 6 to 8 people and cost £45.

Or? 267 Upper Street, London N1 2UQ

The duration

Every year, the prestigious house The duration compete in creativity for your festive dishes. Various flavors are therefore available, such as the trunks in the shape of four macaroons glued together: Ispahan (crispy base with almond shavings, biscuits, candied raspberries, mascarpone whipped cream with lychees); Mango yuzu (crunchy coconut base, Savoie biscuit, mango and passion fruit compote, light mango cream highlighted with a touch of yuzu); pistachio (crunchy base and pistachio Savoie biscuit, pistachio praline heart, pistachio mascarpone whipped cream); chocolate and caramel praline (crispy hazelnut praline base, hazelnut fondant biscuit, fleur de sel caramel, hazelnut cream, Macaé chocolate whipped cream); vanilla pecan (crunchy pecan base, scoop cookies with pecan shavings, Madagascar vanilla mascarpone whipped cream and pecan praline center). Quantities are for 4 to 6 people. They are available exclusively in store for £42.

Or? 1 The Market, London WC2E 8RA

Puget House

Located in the heart of Notting Hill, the Puget House It is particularly famous for its bread. Among other things, the bakery won the award for Best Baguette London in 2019 and 2023 – the competition was also organized by French Morning London. Seven log flavors can be found this holiday season: Royale (soft chocolate chip cookie, creamy dark chocolate (Valrhona Manjari 64%), dark chocolate ganache (Valrhona Equatorial 55%), dark chocolate mousse (Valrhona Guanaja 70% )); Fruits des Bois (shortcrust pastry, red fruit crunch, Tahitian vanilla mousse, fresh raspberries, red fruit mousse); Carachoc (financier chocolate, crunchy hazelnut praline, creamy milk chocolate (Valrhona Jivara 40%), caramel, dark chocolate mousse (Valrhona Manjari 64%)); the Safari (crunchy praline, coffee almond biscuit, caramelized nuts, Tahitian vanilla mousse, milk chocolate and coffee mousse (Valrhona Jivara 40%)); Mont Blanc (vanilla pasta, chestnut mousseline cream, chestnut paste, meringue, candied chestnuts); the Lucky Charm (pistachio macaron, pistachio ganache, strawberry mousseline cream, strawberry jam); the Bûche Glacée (meringue, whipped cream and ice cream). The price: £8 for one person, £32 for four people and £48 for six people.

Or? 148, 150 Portobello Rd, London W11 2DZ

Primula Bakery

Founded in 2004 by Martha Swift, Primrose Bakery originally specialized in making cakes for children’s birthday parties, before realizing how popular the cakes are among adults. For Christmas, the bakery offers a chocolate log for ordering online or in store. The advantage: the latter serves around 12 to 14 servings, ideal for families or larger gatherings. Price: £57.55.

Or? 69 Gloucester Avenue, London NW1 8LD

Cakes and Layers

At the head of this bakery and pastry shop, Thu Ha Hannah Vandebrouck and Clément Vaugrenard. The first specializes in fine pastries, the second in breads and pastries. Combining complementary knowledge and passion, they offer beautiful artisanal products, using the best natural ingredients. For holidays, two logs will be available at Cakes and Layers : a hazelnut praline, with vanilla sponge cake rolled with a layer of crunchy hazelnuts, cocoa pieces and a light hazelnut cream, all covered with milk chocolate and almond topping; and a vanilla chocolate with chocolate and almond sponge cake with light chocolate mousse, whipped vanilla ganache center, all topped with dark chocolate icing. Logs are for 6 people and cost £35.

Or? 15 Blackwall Lane, London SE10 0NG

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