Basque Cake

12
Servings
40m
Prep Time
40m
Cook Time
1h 20m
Ready In


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Original recipe yields 12 servings
OK
  • FOR PASTRY
  • FOR PASTRY CREAM
  • FOR SOUR CHERRY SAUCE

Nutritional

  • Serving Size: 1 (278.5 g)
  • Calories 715
  • Total Fat - 47.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 19.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 1423.5 mg
  • Sodium - 249.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 45.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2 g
  • Sugars - 25.8 g
  • Protein - 26.1 g
  • Calcium - 272.2 mg
  • Iron - 4.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 1.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step 1

TO MAKE THE PASTRY*

Step 2

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 3

Sift together flours and baking powder.

Step 4

Stir in ground almonds.

Step 5

In a food processor combine flour mixture with cold butter.

Step 6

Pulse several times until mixture resembles coarse meal.

Step 7

In a small bowl whisk together whole egg, egg yolks and sugar until smooth.

Step 8

Add to flour mixture and pulse again until mixture comes together.

Step 9

Turn onto a lightly floured surface.

Step 10

Divide dough in half.

Step 11

Roll out each half into quarter inch thick 10-inch circles.

Step 12

Cover with plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes.

Step 13

TO MAKE THE PASTRY CREAM*

Step 14

In a medium bowl whisk together first amount of milk, egg yolks and cornstarch until smooth.

Step 15

Heat second amount of milk, sugar and vanilla in a heavy bottomed pot.

Step 16

When this mixture comes to a boil, slowly pour half of it over the egg yolk mixture while whisking briskly.

Step 17

Return mixture back to pot.

Step 18

Continue whisking 4 to 5 minutes until smooth and boiling.

Step 19

Remove from heat.

Step 20

Add ground almonds.

Step 21

Cover surface with plastic wrap.

Step 22

Cool to room temperature

Step 23

TO ASSEMBLE*

Step 24

Line a flan ring with one layer of the rolled pastry.

Step 25

Pour in pastry cream and then top with second layer of pastry.

Step 26

Place flan ring on baking sheet

Step 27

Bake for 40 to 45 minutes until golden and set.

Step 28

Sour Cherry Sauce: Combine all sauce ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a boil.

Step 29

Reduce to simmer and reduce by half.

Step 30

Strain and serve warm over cake.

Tips & Variations


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