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.

Dolce-Danielle
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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; 26.5 g total fat; 215 mg cholesterol; 170 mg sodium. 38.9 g carbohydrates; 4.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
03/21/2019
Super easy to make with excellent results. The simplicity of making this will make you want to make it often! It is rather crumbly and very reminiscent of shortbread. I topped it with whipped cream but found that it is not necessary. If in a pinch for a dessert this is one to keep in mind. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/21/2019
Super easy to make with excellent results. The simplicity of making this will make you want to make it often! It is rather crumbly and very reminiscent of shortbread. I topped it with whipped cream but found that it is not necessary. If in a pinch for a dessert this is one to keep in mind. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/21/2019
Super easy to make with excellent results. The simplicity of making this will make you want to make it often! It is rather crumbly and very reminiscent of shortbread. I topped it with whipped cream but found that it is not necessary. If in a pinch for a dessert this is one to keep in mind. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/21/2019
No changes. Yes I would make it again. I had lots of left over egg yolks and this was a nice, easy recipe to use them up. Read More
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