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.
288K 97 2.2
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Last modified on: February 21th 2011

Keywords for this recipe:Quatre-quart4/4Four quartersFamily cakeKids
For 1 Four quarters, you will need:

Change these quantities to make: 1 Four quarters 2 Fours quarters 3 Fours quarters
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PreparationCookingStart to finish
50 min.25 min.1 hour 15 min.
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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.
Keeping
Several days in the fridge, folded in an aluminum foil.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,469 Kcal or 10,337 Kj33 gr261 gr143 gr
123 %13 %25 %22 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
412 Kcal or 1,725 Kj6 gr44 gr24 gr
21 %2 %4 %4 %
% 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 Four quarters : 1.76 €

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Source
Mom, when I was a young boy (a long long time ago...).
This recipe uses (among others)
Caster sugarCaster sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Praline, Liège waffles, Baked Alaska, Minted Melon, Little apple turnovers with almonds and raisins, ... All
FlourFlour: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Little chocolate and hazelnut fondants, Panettone, Little Christmas biscuits, Kouign-amann brioche, Chocolate cake, ... All
ButterButter: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Shortcrust pastry (pâte brisée), Potato and broccoli gratin, Salmon chard rolls, Sauce Normande (for fish), Pavlova, ... All
EggEgg: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Sushi, Thin endive tart, Leek and Mimolette tart, Génoise (Genoa sponge), Chestnut moelleux, ... All
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