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Gâteau Breton (Brittany butter cake)

Gâteau Breton (Brittany butter cake)

Gâteau breton is a rich cake that uses a lot of butter (from Brittany, of course) with sugar, egg yolks and a little rum to add flavour.

This cake is traditionally served with coffee.

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Last modified on: September 11th 2018

For 1 cake, you will need:

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PreparationCookingStart to finish
20 min.50 min.1 hour 10 min.
Preservation: Several days at room temperature
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1
5 min.
Gâteau Breton (Brittany butter cake) : Photo of step #1 Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C).

Put into food mixer bowl: 500 g flour, 250 g butter in small pieces, 290 g caster sugar, 10 g Vanilla sugar, 4 egg yolks, 1 egg and 2 tablespoons rum.
Stage 2
5 min.
Gâteau Breton (Brittany butter cake) : Photo of step #2 Beat until evenly mixed.
Stage 3
5 min.
Gâteau Breton (Brittany butter cake) : Photo of step #3 Tip the mixture straight into a springform (or loose-bottomed) cake tin or mould, ideally 24 cm (9.5 inches) diameter.
Stage 4
3 min.
Gâteau Breton (Brittany butter cake) : Photo of step #4 Glaze the top.
Stage 5
2 min.
Gâteau Breton (Brittany butter cake) : Photo of step #5 Draw a criss-cross pattern with a fork, then bake for about 50 minutes...
Stage 6
50 min.
Gâteau Breton (Brittany butter cake) : Photo of step #6 ...until nicely browned.

Leave to cool in the tin.

Remarks

Gâteau breton keeps very well, several days easily (several weeks, so they say).

French patisserie normally uses unsalted butter, but for a more authentic Breton flavour, use salted butter for half the quantity.

Nutritional information

% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 1 cake : 3.66 €

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Source: Home made.
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