Gateau Basque
gateau basque: 
 
1/2 lb.  butter
1 cup  white sugar
2   egg yolks
1   whole egg
2 cup  plus 1 tablespoon cake flour
1 pinch  salt
1   lemon, zest of (grated peel)
 
creme patissiere: 
 
1 cup  milk
1/3 cup  sugar
  25g flour (plain or cake)
1 pinch  salt
2   egg yolks, lightly beaten
2 tsp  vanilla, to taste
 
serves 6-8. high-fat, not greasy. prep 30 min + 1 hr wait, 40 min bake 
time. 
 
notes on ingredients: cake flour here means flour with baking soda/powder 
premixed. if this is not available, mix normal flour and 1 teaspoon of 
powder (levure chemique - une cuillere a cafe). 
 
using cake ingredients: 
cream sugar into soft (but not melted) butter until smooth. 
add the 2 egg yolks, whole egg, and lemon peel; mix well. 
add cake flour gradually and stir until well blended. 
cover mixing bowl and keep in refrigerator for one hour. 
 
meanwhile, make the creme patissiere (eclair filling): 
mix sugar, flour and salt in a bowl. 
heat milk in heavy-bottomed saucepan until very hot but not boiling. 
whisk hot milk into bowl of dry ingredients and beat until blended. 
return mixture to pan and whisk over low heat until thickened (like 
pudding) - 4 to 5 minutes. 
add egg yolks and cook 2 or 3 minutes more, constantly stirring. 
remove from heat and cool, stirring occasionally. stir in vanilla. 
 
butter and flour a regular-sized round cake pan (9 or 10 inches by 2 
inches 
high, i think; around 25 cm by 5 cm). 
 
assemble the gateau: 
after the dough is hard, divide not quite equally into two parts. 
press larger part into bottom of cake pan, covering bottom and partway up 
the sides to make a trough. 
spoon creme patissiere into middle of cake. 
working quickly, roll out (or try with your fingers) the rest of the 
dough into a circle. lay over the filling and seal at the sides with the 
bottom half. cook at 180 c (350 f) for about 40 minutes, until golden 
brown 
on top. serve in wedges. 
 
this recipe is jealously guarded by the basques and was extricated with 
difficulty and trial and error. it is the traditional sweet in their 
region. 
 
--- 
mushroom-recipes: 
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/mushroom-recipes/ 
mushroom-recipes-subscr...@yahoogroups.com 
magic recipes: http://groups.msn.com/magicrecipes/ 
 
 
 
-- 
(ID: 6009) Mirror: rec.food.recipes: Tue, Sep 28, 2004


Recipes by Category
AppetizersBean SaladsBeansBiscuits
BreadsBrowniesBurgersCakes
CasserolesCheeseChickenChili
CobblersCookiesCrockpotDips
DressingsFruit SaladsJamsJellies
MarinadesMoussesMuffinsPancakes
PastaPasta SaladsPastriesPesto
PiesPilafsPizzaPolenta
Potato SaladsPreservesPuddingsRelishes
RiceSaladsSalsasSalmon
SandwichesSaucesSconesSnacks
SoupsSpicesSpreadsStews
StocksStuffingTartsTrifles
VeganVegetarianWaffles


Recipes by Region
AfricanAmishArmenianAustralian
BasqueBelgianBrazilianBritish
BurmeseCajunCanadianCaribbean
ChineseDanishDutchEgyptian
EthiopianFilipinoFinnishFrench
GermanGreekHawaiianHungarian
IndianIndonesianIrishItalian
JapaneseKoreanLebaneseMexican
Middle EasternMoroccanNorwegianPersian
PeruvianPolishPortugueseRussian
ScottishSerbianSingaporeSpanish
SwedishThaiTibetanTurkish
UkrainianVietnameseWelsh
Related Recipes
Gateau Basque
Gateau d'omelettes
Basque Cake
Basque Salad
Basque Paella
Basque Potatoes
Basque Potato Pie
Basque Chicken Stew
basque chicken and rice
Basque Chicken and Saffron Rice
basque lamb chops with tomatoes and olives

>> More Related Recipes