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Gateau Breton

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"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."
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1 h 5 m servings 408
Original recipe yields 8 servings (1 9-inch cake)


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  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a 9-inch springform pan.
  2. Mix 1 teaspoon egg yolk and water in a small bowl. Set aside for glazing the cake.
  3. 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.
  4. Press dough into the prepared pan with your hands. Brush glaze on top.
  5. 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

Per Serving: 408 calories; 26.5 38.9 4.6 215 170 Full nutrition

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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 c...

Perfect! Made it with Gluten-free flour. Definitely going to make it again. Great with fruit sauce, caramel sauce or straight up with no extras! Easy to make as well.

Very tasty dessert!!! A great recipe to use up egg yolks I had leftover from making angel food cake. My only problem (which is probably inexperience using springform pan) I should have sat the ...

I found this recipe when looking for ideas to use 6 egg yolks leftover from making buttercream frosting. This was delicious and so easy! I eat a mostly keto diet so I'm even going to play with...

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.