Monday, April 25, 2011
Gâteau au yaourt
I also discovered there are slight variations in the recipe: Dorie Greenspan makes hers with extra virgin olive oil, others use vegetable oil, and some dress up the cake with almonds, or raspberry filling.
Since this was my first attempt, I went with the basic recipe found on Clotilde Dusoulier's Chocolate & Zucchini. As I was putting the recipe together, it occurred to me, that, I had made this cake before. Yes, years ago, a variation made with sour cream!
So how was the result? A tougher crumb, and not as fine a texture as the sour cream cake, which makes sense due to the lower fat content (though the more likely explanation is my oven was too hot or I left the cake bake too long!) Still, the cake was delicious and could be eaten for breakfast, snack, or a dessert, just as Clotilde promised.
Gâteau au yaourt, is very easy to make and is often the first cake that French kids learn how to bake. Hmm, I wonder if my nephews Maxime and Jules know about this?
Have you ever baked French yogurt cake?
Posted by My French Corner at 5:20 AM