Celebration Week #3: The Play-It-Again-Dorie Recipe

Down to the final 2 weeks on French Fridays with Doire.  This week we were to choose the recipe from the book that you have made the most often.  Given that I joined the group so late my rule was not to repeat but continue cooking the book.  But as in life there are a few exceptions to the rule and this Gateau Basque is one of them.  This was such a hit with my husband that he raved about it with every bite.  You see this cookie reminded him of his grandmother’s.  Food creates memories for all of us so I picked this one not only because it is great but because of the memories it invoked.  We also made it again for a brunch and once sliced it was gone.  

Gateau Basque page 470. 

If you have not bought Around My French Table by Dorie Greenspan, I urge you to do so.  Once book is in hand, you must make  this Gateau Basque and share it. 


13 Comments Add yours

  1. EmilyC says:

    Yes! I do agree! This was great!


  2. EmilyC says:

    Yes! I do agree! This was great!


  3. Cakelaw says:

    This was a good one – glad it evoked fond memories for your husband.


  4. One of my favourites!


  5. Diane Balch says:

    I have to make this recipe again.. absolutely wonderful. So sweet for your husband.


  6. Anonymous says:

    How sweet! Food is very connected to memories and I'm so happy to hear that this one sparked good ones for your husband.


  7. Nana says:

    I agree with all, that was a great recipe, a definite repeat. Enjoy your trip.


  8. Liz Berg says:

    I wasn't sure about this while making it, but my hubby adored it, too! Great choice!!


  9. Anonymous says:

    You are so right! This is a great recipe. I should make it again! I totally agree about food/memories. I think that's one of the reasons we all love to cook in my family – making memories! Enjoy your trip! Alaska!! I've never been. But I hear it's amazing!!


  10. I made this twice and never took photos! Perhaps I'm subconsciously guaranteeing I will have to make it again so I can finish this thing!


  11. Anonymous says:

    I loved this one too, though I only made it once. You know, I'm always looking for ways to use up the jars of jam in the pantry. This is something that would work. I'm glad that your husband enjoys it as much (more) than you do, Diane!


  12. Anonymous says:

    I love this one, too. I'll be making it again, soon, when I've restocked our store of homemade cherry jam.


  13. Jora says:

    I loved eating this one for breakfast. It must have been a hit at brunch!


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