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.
71K 9 4.1
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Last modified on: September 11th 2018

Keywords for this recipe:CakeBrittonBrittanyButterEggRum
For 1 cake, you will need:

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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.
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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.
Keeping
Several days at room temperature.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
5,256 Kcal or 22,006 Kj69 gr670 gr248 gr
263 %27 %63 %38 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
427 Kcal or 1,788 Kj6 gr54 gr20 gr
21 %2 %5 %3 %
Per cake
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
5,256 Kcal or 22,006 Kj69 gr670 gr248 gr
263 %27 %63 %38 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
How much will it cost?
  • For 1 cake : 3.63 €

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Source
Home made.
This recipe uses (among others)
FlourFlour: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Sesame cookies, Gingerbread, Little lemon biscuits, Cheese tart, Fillets of sole meunière, ... All
Caster sugarCaster sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Melon with port sorbet, Fresh mint ice-cream, Mouna, Strawberry feuilleté, Brioche galette, ... All
ButterButter: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Salmon and Spinach Gratin, Gnocchi alla romana, Choux pastry (pâte à choux), Salmon chard rolls, Jam doughnuts, ... All
Beaten eggBeaten egg: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Chicken and mushroom pie, Snails in a brioche, Vegetable pie, Diamond biscuits, French croissants, ... All
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