Monday, January 08, 2007
A Breton Gateau
Simply effortless, I present my Breton Gateau........very much a delicious dessert or tea cake that is still assembled today using the classic technique of fusing the ingredients, a la doigt.......actually, all of your fingers will participate patting down this rich, buttery cake batter. There are numerous traditional recipes from Brittany that are availabe. I chose this recipe because it just tastes good....it is so flavorful . Put on the tea pot, slice a warm piece of cake and get ready for a mouth watering , sweet experience.
1 1/2 cups of sugar.
2 cups of flour.
1 teaspoon of vanilla.
6 tablespoons of room temperature butter.
5 egg yolks.
1 tablespoon of milk.
1/4 teaspoon of lemon or orange zest.
Mix all seven ingredients in a bowl and squeeze the mixture gingerly with your fingers until everything is very well mixed and blended. Press the batter evenly into a buttered springform pan. Draw lines across with fork. I turned my fork over for a smoother look. Brush the top of the batter with the milk and bake for 40 minutes or until golden brown. Cool slightly and serve warm......with a cup of tea or a side of fresh berries!