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The Pastry Chef's Baking: Basque Cake

Basque Cake--A Gateau Basque is the best cake I have ever made from the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone. I echo the sentiments of many pastry students who claim that they resist making it often in an effort to maintain clothes that fit.

A traditional dessert from the Basque region of France. (An area that boarders France and Spain.  It is a specialty that has a pastry cream and jam incased in a cookie almond crust-a cross between a tart and a cake.  I love the buttery flaky crust with its distinctive taste of almonds.  This cake never fails to impress guests and make any event more festive.

A traditional dessert from the Basque region of France. (An area that boarders France and Spain. It is a specialty that has a pastry cream and jam incased in a cookie almond crust-a cross between a tart and a cake. I love the buttery flaky crust with it

Gateau Basque - sort of a mix between a pie and cake with pastry cream and jam.

Basque in it's glory

The Basque Cake, "pastel vasco" in Spanish or "gâteau basque" in French is a traditional cake or pie, with a rich cookie-like crust and a creamy pastry cream filling.

Basque Cake with rum cream

This style of cake is from the northern region of Spain, known for baking its cakes with the pastry cream layered in the batter.

Happy Monday! I apologize for being so lax with my blogging this last week and then late with today's post. It has been so crazy-busy aroun...

Gateau Basque Cake - traditionally deemed pastry, I like the look of this cakey version. Baking custard/pastry cream n jam into cake - adore.

Buttermilk Custard Apple Pie - Sauteed apples combine with a sweet buttermilk custard and crumb topping to make the BEST apple pie!

Buttermilk Custard Apple Pie

Sauteed apples combine with a sweet buttermilk custard and crumb topping to make the BEST apple pie! , but use James Martin, great British food revival bbc recipe for honey sweetened custard and sub grain free pastry crust

Marzipan: Ganache-glazed Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Buttercream

I hope your sweetie showers you with a gift of chocolate, raspberry, and chocolate ganache . maybe with pink .

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