Next Up: Gâteau Battu

Having spent the last ten days or so on the tried-and-true’s, it’s time for a curveball: gâteau battu. “Beaten cake” is the translation, I believe, though it’s not really a “cake” in the modern sense. Rather it’s a cake in the 18th Century sense: a bread enriched with lots of eggs and butter. Sounds quite a bit like brioche, no? I guess we’ll see how close it really is when I try it this week!

One thought on “Next Up: Gâteau Battu”

  1. A quick Google image search of gateau battu has really piqued my interest. The ingredients sound great, and the shape does remind me of brioche–and Panettone! Great choice for the holiday season 🙂

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