Yogurt Cake – Gateau au Yaourt

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This cake is very popular in France, almost all the children learn how to make it. We will use the empty yogurt container as a measuring tool.

Ingredients:

1 yogurt, vanilla or plain + 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 stick unsalted, melted butter + 1 tablespoon to coat the dish

2 yogurt cups of sugar

2 yogurt cups of gluten free baking mix, I used Pamela’s

1 yogurt cup of shredded coconut

1 yogurt cup of chocolate chips

3 eggs

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350°. Butter an oven proof dish, this one is about 9″ in diameter.

Mix the ingredients in a large bowl, in this order. Whisking well before adding each ingredient.

Pour batter into prepared dish. Bake until top of the cake is golden brown and a tester inserted into the center comes out clean, about 50 minutes.

You can put 2 to 3 diced apples or bananas instead of the chocolate chips.

Bon appétit !

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Chocolate Fudge Salami – Saucisson au Chocolat

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Ingredients;

7oz dark chocolate = 1 cup

1 stick butter = 8 tablespoons

1/2 cup slivered almonds

1 box gluten free cookies, preferably shortbread

1 cup powdered sugar + 2 tablespoons for the presentation

 

Directions;

Let the chocolate melt with a few drops of water for 1 minute in the microwave.

Add the butter for another 30 seconds.

Mix well. If necessary, add a few more seconds in the microwave.

Add the almonds, cookies broken into small pieces and sugar.

Mix delicately with a fork or spoon.

Put this mixture on a long piece of plastic wrap. Shape like a salami, folding the plastic tightly around. You could also make two small ones.

Keep in the fridge for at least 3 hours or overnight.

Remove the plastic film and dust with the remaining sugar.

Keep at room temperature for one hour, so it’s easier to slice.

You can replace the almonds with hazelnuts halved, peanuts or mini marshmallows.

Bon appétit !

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Clafouti – fruit in a pancake-like batter

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Ingredients for 4 to 6 people:

1 tablespoon butter, at room temperature
1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
3 eggs
1/2 cup gluten free flour
1 1/4 cups almond milk or any other milk
2 teaspoons pure vanilla or almond extract
about 3 cups of fruit; cherries, raspberries, pitted prunes or pears

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Butter a medium size baking dish – or individual ramekins – sprinkle the bottom and sides with 1 tablespoon of the granulated sugar.

Beat the eggs and 1/3 cup of sugar in a bowl. Add the flour, then milk and vanilla extract. You can also use a blender.

Meanwhile arrange the fruit in a single layer in the baking dish. Pour the batter over them and bake until the top is golden brown,  about 35  minutes for individual dishes, 55 minutes for a larger one. A knife plunged in the center should come out clean. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Traditionally a clafouti is made with cherries. I used frozen ones today.

Bon appetit !

Financiers Express

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Financiers (pronounced fee-nahng-syehr) are French tea cakes with a soft and moist texture. You can bake them in individual tart pans (molds) or muffin tins.  

Ingredients for 5 large muffins:
1 stick unsalted butter, or 1 stick salted butter and skip the salt
1/4 cup gluten free flour
1/2 cup ground almonds (I use almond meal)
1/2 cup confectioner (powdered or icing) sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 large egg whites, lightly beaten
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Melt the butter in a small pan over medium heat. Butter the molds with a pastry brush or some paper towel.
In a large bowl whisk together the flour, ground almonds, sugar, and salt. Make a well in the center and add the lightly beaten egg whites, vanilla, and butter. Fill each mold almost to the rim and bake for about 20 minutes (less for smaller ones) until the cookies have become golden brown around the edges and are springy to the touch.

Excellent eaten warm from the oven, but can be covered and stored for a few days at room temperature or in the refrigerator. You can also enjoy them with jam, chocolate sauce, ice cream or a fruit salad.

Bon appetit !

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