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…

It’s days like these…

… that I really love food!  As we near the end of Gabriel Gaté’s Taste le Tour for 2013, and the riders of the Tour de France prepare to power (or limp) their way onto the Champs-Élysée, Gabriel shares with us a recipe that encapsulates all we know and love about French food. The recipe…