Gateau Basque


Gateau Basque

Gateau Basque
Gateau Basque

"Gateau basque, the traditional pastry from le Pays Basque is a round, buttery and melting, sweet shortcrust tart. This is a plain version. The filled one might have vanilla crème pâtissière or cherry preserve inside. The pastry is awfully rich, buttery and heavy, like a posh relative to shortcrust. Easy to put together, especially that, unlike shortcrust, it doesn’t need chilling in the fridge - mix and press into the dish, smoothing out the crumbs. It’s a bit more fiddly when you want to bake it with a filling - hence my version is plain and easy."

Yields16 pieces

Preparation Time15 min

Cooking Time50 min

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I have never heard of this recipe before, but that makes me want to try it so much. Can you tell me what caster sugar is because I have never heard of it? I think this sounds like it would go nice with a cup of french vanilla cappuccino. What is your favorite drink to have with it?


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