Le gateaux battu Picardie

Still in catchup mode – tonight we are baking from the recipe book of Picardy.¬† Le gateaux battu Picardie (or ‘beat cake’) is a specialty of the Somme area of France, and more specifically, Abbeville. It is basically a yeast cake, rich in butter and eggs.¬† It is traditionally hand beaten and baked in a…