TWD Rewind: Gâteau Basque

June 30, 2015 at 7:04 pm | Posted in groups, pies & tarts, sweet things, tuesdays with dorie | 9 Comments
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gâteau basque

Okay, so this recipe isn’t from BWJ, BCM or even BFMHTY, but it is from another Dorie book,  Around my French Table, so I’m trying to pass it off as a rewind this week and hope no one calls me out on it.  Also, I’ve made it before, but I liked it enough to play around with it again.

I don’t have a lot of new insight or commentary to add here.  It’s still so tasty!  I just wanted to show that, even though cherries (which I used last time) are the traditional Gâteau Basque fruit filling, you don’t have to be bound by tradition.  Here, along with pastry cream, I used roasted strawberries that I had leftover from last week’s shortcake.  The delicious cookie-like double crust would be great sandwiching so many different fruits.  Using fruit that’s cooked in some way, whether that be candied, roasted, jammed or sauced, is most ideal, since the fruit is concentrated and you’ll have less liquid seeping into the crust.  I plan to try jammy plums next time.

For the recipe, see Around my French Table by Dorie Greenspan (it’s also here). Don’t forget to check out the rest of the TWD Blogroll to see if anyone else did a rewind this week


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  1. looks delicious! ❤

  2. what a great idea! i remember loving the gateau basque for breakfast. plums sound like an excellent addition.

  3. I love Dorie and I have eyed that recipe before…I really need to make it after seeing that beautiful picture. Yum!

  4. That. Looks. Amazing. Please tell me that it tasted just as good as it looked? I so want to try this recipe now!

  5. Ooh this looks so good! I need to pick up amft and get cooking! Love how you used the leftover roasted strawberries!

  6. I didn’t realize that there was a Gateau Basque recipe in AMFT or that there was a Gateau Basque, for that matter. Now I want to make it too. Your Gateau looks wonderfully delicious.

  7. One of my standby favorites as well! So great for a dinner party.

  8. It looks very good and delicious!!! Thank you for sharing your recipe with us

  9. Yum, that looks so perfect for a summer dessert!

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