Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Gateau Basque Recipe made Gluten Free

Gateau Basque is a French dessert with a bit of history.  Gateau (pronounced Ga-toh) in French means cake (s), sweet or savory.  Basque is a region sandwiched between France and Spain; a place well known for gastronomy experience and its beauty. 

This dessert is a cake filled with a vanilla custard and a favorite fruit preserve.  The sponge cake is very similar to a torte, but since it is made with flour and baking powder, it is denser than a cake and not as dense as a torte.  It's a perfect consistency and it is so very delicious!

The original recipe is from Food and Wine website  http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/gateau-basque   

I decided to make this dessert gluten-free, so I mixed my favorite flours together (for cakes and cookies) and reduced the amount of sugar to create a perfect and delicious cake.

Gluten-Free flour mixture can be found in this Blog under my recipe "British Christmas Cake"

Chef Notes:  The gluten free flour mixture is more than you need for this recipe.  Keep remainder gluten free mixture in a tin for future use. Also, remember to use a gluten free baking powder; if you decide to bake this gluten free.

Gateau Basque

Cake, Custard and Fruit, Oh my!

The beauty of a cake
Bon Appetit