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gâteau creusois

buttery hazelnut cake

gâteau creusois

According to legend, the recipe for the gâteau creusois (also known simply as Le Creusois), is the iconic hazelnut cake of the Creuse in the Limousin, based on a 15th-century recipe discovered in a local monastery in 1969.

The current recipe is a secret kept among 30 bakers in the Creuse; homemade recipes include flour, butter, sugar and egg whites.


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Text © Dana Facaros

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