I will feel a glow just thinking of you… And the way YULE LOG tonight…
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Yes, I bet you’re wondering which musical The Way You Look Tonight is from – well it just so happens that it was written for the movie musical Swing Time in 1936, and won an Academy Award for Best Original Song. Sung in the movie by Fred Astaire, it has since been recorded by Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Harry Connick Jr., Michael Bublé, and even Rod Stewart. It was also included in 2003’s Broadway show, Never Gonna Dance, based on Swing Time.
So it’s super legit and anyway, the pun is so good with yule log that we probably would have included it anyway.
As for the actual dessert, this is how it is described on Wikipedia:
The Yule log, Yule clog, or Christmas block is a specially selected log burnt on a hearth as a Christmas tradition in a number of countries in Europe. The origin of the folk custom is unclear. Numerous scholars have observed that, like other traditions associated with Yule (such as the Yule boar), the custom may ultimately derive from Germanic paganism.
Quaint, but not very tasty. However, Wiki goes on to explain:
The custom has now long been replaced by the eating of a log-shaped cake, also named Bûche de Noël.
Which sounds much more like it! A yule log is formed by rolling a sponge cake into a roulade with a cream cheese filling, then adding chocolate frosting over the top and decorating it to look like a log. We used this recipe last year and received requests to make it again this year!