Friday, August 1, 2014

FFWD - Gateau Basque

 

For French Friday with Dorie this week, we used up one of our precious remaining dessert recipes, and made Gateau Basque.  This is a traditional Basque region cake made up of two pastry discs sandwiching either cherry jam or pastry cream.

I went the non-traditional route and used delicious Bon Maman raspberry jam for my filling.  I used a 9" pan, which made my gateau shorter than in the book, but I thought it was delicious anyway: 


This cake was easy and simple to make, and was so good just as it was.

To see what the other Doristas thought of this recipe, visit the LYL section of the website.

24 comments:

Hotly Spiced said...

I love how this is sandwiched together with raspberry jam! It does look very French and like a great dessert xx

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

I love how buttery this cake is! :D

Mardi Michels said...

This looks perfect!

Emily said...

Yes, this was good! I went for mini cake version of it!

Liz Berg said...

I filled mine with pastry cream, but Bill would have loved your tweak with raspberry jam! Lovely!

Cher Rockwell said...

This was way simpler than I thought it would be!
It is sad how few desserts are left in this book :-(

Kari said...

Somehow, I don't think I knew about this dish. I think I'd love it so I don't know why! Your version looks great.

Cheri Savory Spoon said...

This looks delicious! what a wonderful dessert.

Mary Hirsch said...

Gaye, I posted a comment but do not know if it "took." I'll check back later because I want to comment on your nice post. I also loved this cake.

Diane Zwang said...

I agree with you, what's not to love. I look forward to making again.

Betsy said...

This was so good! I did go with the cherry jam, but I went raspberry picking and made raspberry jam last weekend, so I'll make raspberry when I do this next. Have a great weekend!

Christy said...

It was so lovely and delicious! I used 6.5 inch rounds and still felt it was a little shorter than the book but loved it anyhow!

Von said...

I love how flat the pastry is- makes it seem easier to eat (like a sandwich!) haha :) It looks really delcious too! Really love pastry, so I love the ratio of pastry to filling!

Johanna GGG said...

buttery pastry and raspberry jam sounds like a great combination

steph- whisk/spoon said...

this would be wonderful with raspberry!

dulceshome.com said...

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Your cake looks beautiful! And I agree, what's not to love? I made mine the same size, and used home made strawberry... I thought it was delicious too - and surprisingly easy!!

Arisuchan said...

We did use up one of our precious remaining desserts, but what a tasty looking one! Yours was no exception! : ) Great job!

TeaLady said...

This looks really tasty with the respberry jam. Loved how easy this was.

Mary Hirsch said...

It has been fun to read about all the different fillings that everyone is using. All the different flavors of jams and preserves could keep me in business for a long time. I've got a jar of lemon curd in my pantry. How about that mixed with a raspberry or cherry jam. Whether it was 8" or 9" doesn't make much difference, it was delicious, huh?

Andrea_TheKitchenLioness said...

Gaye, raspberry jam for the filling sounds wonderful - this is a very versatile recipe! Very nice looking gâteau basque!

The Caked Crusader said...

This is my kind of cake - it looks so buttery and golden!

tricia s. said...

I used that same filling ! Yum indeed. Yours looks so wonderful - I am sure you enjoyed it like we did too ;)

Teresa said...

Raspberry sounds like a wonderful flavour for this gateau!

Kayte said...

The Gateau Basque looks fabulous. I like how you refer to it "as the last precious dessert recipes..." and I would agree...dessert first! lol Nice photo.