Gateau Breton
Posted: 20 June 2010 08:50 PM   [ Ignore ]
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This is the easiest cake I’ve made so far from Rose’s recipes. It is amazing how fast and easy it is to put together.

This is really really good. I loved Gateau Basque and was curious about the taste in comparison. The pastry side is similar, but Gateau Basque has pastry cream/cherry filling, whereas Gateau Breton is plain. I think I got a little too rum happy and put too much rum ^_^ (1 1/2 Tbps instead of 1 Tbps). It affected the flavor a bit, I can taste the rum. I suppose unlike with Grand Marnier - where I usually find it’s good to add a little more than required, it’s not good to put too much rum. It is still excellent though and hubby said that he’ll enjoy every bite of it smile.

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Posted: 20 June 2010 10:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I think I would like the taste of rum! wink  It looks beautiful!

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Posted: 20 June 2010 11:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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So beautiful!  I love the gateau breton, also!!!!  It’s a seriously fabulous cake.  I didn’t put any booze in mine, and it was still amazing.

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Posted: 21 June 2010 12:07 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Oh, Jenn, you make my mouth water. It’s one of my favorites out of the Heavenly Cakes.

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Posted: 21 June 2010 04:11 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Looks delicious!  I’ve been thinking about making the Gateau Breton, but the sound of the Gateau Basque with pastry cream or cherries inside….even better!

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Posted: 21 June 2010 08:36 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Beautiful cake Jenn. This will be the next one to try on my list.

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Posted: 21 June 2010 10:12 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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BakerDJ - I thought I would like the extra rum also but it stood out too much in cake flavor, and not in a good way.

Anne - I had no idea it would be this amazing smile. I’m glad I made it.

Silke - this was the 1st time we ate cake for breakfast. It was so good!

Loopy - there’s a recipe for Gateau Basque in the Pie & Pastry Bible (just found this out also as Rose mentioned it in the Gateau Breton recipe). I can’t wait to make Gateau Basque.

Darm - make it soon!

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Posted: 21 June 2010 12:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Lovely Breton, Jenn!

The Basque reads like it’s complicated to execute, but I found it went together without any trouble.  Here’s mine: http://www.realbakingwithrose.com/index_ee.php/forums/viewthread/1565/

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Posted: 21 June 2010 12:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Thanks Julie!

The Basque recipe - the part about flipping the pan over one another sounds complicated, but you made it sounded like it’s so easy. I should re-read the recipe again.

We have Crofters here at Vitamin Cottage, yay! I’ll have to get that one based on your recommendation.

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Posted: 21 June 2010 01:12 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Yes, the crofter’s was good, I tried a few of thier flavors but like the cherry the best.  This time of year you could just use fresh cherries.  smile

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Posted: 21 June 2010 01:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Good point Julie! All the more reason to make Gateau Basque soon cheese.

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Posted: 21 June 2010 11:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Simple yet so lovely!

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