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rich yeast cake from Montauban

montalalbane from Mauranes

Invented 50 years ago in Montauban’s Maison Mauranes, the mountalbane is a rich buttery cake flavoured with orange flower water, vanilla and rum, and shot through with candied fruits and presented in a pretty white paper wrapper.

Its name comes from Montauban’s original name, Mons Albanus (‘white hill’), derived from the silvery willows that once grew there.



Text © Dana Facaros

Image by ©mauranes82