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.
64,9864.5/5 for 6 ratings
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Last modified on: September 11th 2018

For 1 cake, you will need:

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Keeping:

Several days at room temperature.

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

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).

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Source

Home made.

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This recipe uses (among others)
FlourFlour: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Little chocolate and hazelnut fondants, Franche-Comté sticks, Flaky chocolate brioche, Tomato tatin, Peanut rolls, ... All
Caster sugarCaster sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Lime (or lemon) curd, Pear compote , Tatin apple diplomat tart, Pain perdu, Gravlax, ... All
ButterButter: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Koulibiak in pie dish, Rillettes stuffed mushrooms, Harvest Gratin, Gratin-style spinach and chicken omelette , Pan-fried salmon with white cabbage, ... All
Beaten eggBeaten egg: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Toasted-flour biscuits, Chicken and mushroom pie, Caramelised apple pie, Brioche Tatin, Mini apricot and pistachio brioches, ... All

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