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You won't believe how delicious this French gateau Breton is. Well, it's really a cross between shortbread and cake, something that is very common for European cakes.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
40 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
1 hr 5 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 9-inch cake
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a 9-inch springform pan.

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  • Mix 1 teaspoon egg yolk and water in a small bowl. Set aside for glazing the cake.

  • Combine remaining egg yolks, flour, butter, sugar, and cornstarch in a large bowl. Mix with an electric mixer until dough is stiff and sticky, similar to cookie dough. Knead dough a little bit to bring it together.

  • Press dough into the prepared pan with your hands. Brush glaze on top.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Reduce temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Continue baking until golden brown, about 25 minutes more. Cool for 10 minutes. Slice cake crosswise.

Nutrition Facts

408 calories; protein 4.6g; carbohydrates 38.9g; fat 26.5g; cholesterol 214.6mg; sodium 170.1mg. Full Nutrition
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