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Gâteau Nantais


Gâteau Nantais
This traditional cake from the French city of Nantes is deliciously moist, flavoured with almonds, vanilla and rum. For the finishing touch, the top is covered with boozy white icing.
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Last modified on: January 8th 2017

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23 min.30 min.35 min.1 hour 28 min.
Keeping:
A few days in the fridge, covered with plastic film.
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Stage 1 - 7 min.
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Preheat the oven to 360°F (180°C).

Put into a food-mixer bowl: 125 g butter cut into small pieces, 125 g caster sugar, 10 g Vanilla sugar, 50 g flour, 100 g ground almonds, 3 tablespoons rum and 2 pinches salt.

Start mixing on slow speed.

Stage 2 - 3 min.
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Break 3 eggs into a jug or bowl and beat briefly with a fork.

Stage 3 - 1 min.
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Add the eggs to the mixture.

Stage 4 - 4 min.
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Continue beating until evenly mixed.

Stage 5 - 3 min.
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Spread the mixture in a non-stick cake tin or mould.

Stage 6 - 35 min.
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Bake for 30 or 40 minutes.

Stage 7 - 2 min.
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Turn out while hot and leave to cool on a wire rack

Stage 8
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Prepare the icing by mixing 100 g icing sugar with about 1 tablespoon rum (you may well need to vary the amount of rum).

Pour the icing on top of the cake.

Stage 9 - 3 min.
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Spread the icing with a palette-knife.

Stage 10 - 30 min.
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Leave the icing to set before serving.

Remarks

It is best to leave the butter out of the fridge for at least 2 hours before using. Softer butter mixes in better.

Nutritional information

% 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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Home made.

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