Gâteau Nantais

Step by step recipe:

  1. 7 min.Gâteau Nantais : Photo of step #1
    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.
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    Break 3 eggs into a jug or bowl and beat briefly with a fork.
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    Add the eggs to the mixture.
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    Continue beating until evenly mixed.
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    Spread the mixture in a non-stick cake tin or mould.
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    Bake for 30 or 40 minutes.
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    Turn out while hot and leave to cool on a wire rack
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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.
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    Spread the icing with a palette-knife.
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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.

Source:

Home made.

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