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Celebrate Bastille Day with Breton Butter Cake (Gâteau Breton)

BrittanyfranceToday is Bastille Day, so it seems only appropriate that we cover our favorite French food group: Desserts. The dessert at hand today is the Breton Butter cake aka Gâteau Breton, a shortbread-like cake with a signature crosshatch design. This is a simple cake from the Northwest of France (where it gets its name from the region of Bretagne/Brittany), an area with a distinct food culture and language. The cake itself really is nothing more than eggs, sugar, flour and (lots of) butter – but sometimes simple things are the best! Check out recipes from Gâteau Breton from Lottie and DoofNot Quite Nigella and Serious Eats.

GateauBreton

A slice of Gateau Breton by Jen Steele

 

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