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Four quarters


Four quarters
It's "the simpliest cake in the world", called four quarters, because it's made with 1/4 eggs, 1/4 sugar, 1/4 flour and 1/4 butter.
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Last modified on: February 21th 2011

For 1 Four quarters, you will need:

How long does it take?

Time required
PreparationCookingStart to finish
50 min.25 min.1 hour 15 min.
Keeping:
Several days in the fridge, folded in an aluminum foil.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 5 min.
Four quarters : Photo of step #1
Preheat oven to 180°C or 356°F now, so it will be at the right temperature when the cake is ready.

Weigh 3 eggs and note the weight.

Stage 2 - 5 min.
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Weigh the same amount of sugar, put in a bowl.

Stage 3 - 5 min.
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Weigh the same amount of flour, put in a bowl.

Stage 4 - 5 min.
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Weigh the same amount of butter, put in a bowl.

Put butter and sugar in a mixing bowl.

Stage 5 - 5 min.
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Mix well with a spatula.

Stage 6 - 5 min.
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Add flour, through a fine sieve if possible, to prevent lumps.

Stage 7 - 5 min.
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Mix well.

Stage 8 - 5 min.
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Add 3 eggs.

Stage 9 - 5 min.
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Mix well again.

Stage 10 - 5 min.
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Pour batter into a mould or tin, preferably non-stick.

Stage 11 - 25 min.
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Put in the oven for about 25 minutes.

Check cooking (ask an adult for help with this).

Stage 12
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And that's it.

Remarks

It's already delicious just as it is, but you could add some fruit (apples, pears, apricots, ...) cut in pieces, and mixed into the batter before putting in the mould or tin. See how to to this.

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).

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Source

Mom, when I was a young boy (a long long time ago...).

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