Thursday, July 30, 2009

Gâteau Breton~

When I go to lovely French Pastry shops here like La Gascogne..I often see their Sablé
Breton Cakes..I always find them so purely and simply beautiful..

Last week I came upon a recipe for one here..
I printed the recipe..and have been waiting ever since.. to make it..I had to wait until the fig and strawberry tart was almost finished..
My husband is the one that eats the desserts so I have to be patient:)
Monday.. I made it~

I even liked looking at it baking~

It's super rich.. but it's worth it~

You just slice a SLIVER..

There's only 1 tbsp of rhum:) I grabbed the first bottle I found..we like wine..have different things and liqueurs for the lovers of it~

La Recette

For a 24 cm removable tart pan

250 g butter semi salted
250 g icing sugar
1 egg+ 1 egg yolk mixed with a bit of water
1 tbsp rhum

250 g of four

Cream room temp butter
add icing sugar and mix

add egg and rhum
pour flour in slowly funnel~ like and combine.. Spread in your tart pan that you have buttered and lined with parchment..
With the tines of a fork make the design on the top of the cake with the egg yolk that you mixed with the water.
Bake in a preheated 356 F oven for 35 mins.. let cool 10 mins.. remove from pan..

Let cool completely..
Then she suggest wrapping in a "torchon"..dishtowel and keep in a dry ...not bright space.

This is a keeper in my books..No flafla.. just pure goodness..and sheer beauty~


  1. sheer beauty indeed! i love the lines~

  2. That looks so pretty - and so delicious! I can't wait to try this -

  3. It looks perfect, it is delicious too!

  4. Yes Monique , A beautiful work of art! Did some catching up on your blog and loved the wedding Dance!!! We have seen it a few times and laugh every time! How fun! Between traveling and Grandchildren, blogging is taking a backseat for a few days, such is life, xoxo~Kathy~ @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

  5. Kathy I love that dance too:) My wedding was much more solemn~ Yrs ago..

    I need a few days off too:) Had the wee ones today~ Heaven for me to be w/ such little people:)
    Although some big ones.. are pretty bright lights too:)

    Have fun!

  6. I love small portions. This sounds like it packs a lot of flavor in a small piece, so that is perfect.

    Glad you could enjoy the children, and enjoy your break!


  7. Yours looks as lovely as the one you found! I love the markings on the top - very pretty. You are so lucky to have such a slender husband who loves dessert!

    I am smiling at the 'La Table de Nana' sunglasses on your sidebar :)

  8. That looks deliciously butter Nana! mmm . . . on my must try list for sure!

  9. great gateau. I love the design. The cake looks really yummy.

  10. You have a way with food, Monique. They turn to gold under your hands.

  11. So beautiful....everything you make looks beautiful.

  12. Just slice a sliver? Ha!Ha! Surely you jest mon ami.
    How'bout you take the sliver, and I hog the rest.