Basque Cake

Recipe by Alia55
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READY IN: 1hr 20mins
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Pastry: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Sift together flours and baking powder.
  • Stir in ground almonds.
  • In a food processor combine flour mixture with cold butter.
  • Pulse several times until mixture resembles coarse meal.
  • In a small bowl whisk together whole egg, egg yolks and sugar until smooth.
  • Add to flour mixture and pulse again until mixture comes together.
  • Turn onto a lightly floured surface.
  • Divide dough in half.
  • Roll out each half into quarter inch thick 10-inch circles.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes.
  • Pastry Cream: In a medium bowl whisk together first amount of milk, egg yolks and cornstarch until smooth.
  • Heat second amount of milk, sugar and vanilla in a heavy bottomed pot.
  • When this mixture comes to a boil, slowly pour half of it over the egg yolk mixture while whisking briskly.
  • Return mixture back to pot.
  • Continue whisking 4 to 5 minutes until smooth and boiling.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Add ground almonds.
  • Cover surface with plastic wrap.
  • Cool to room temperature.
  • Assembly.
  • Line a flan ring with one layer of the rolled pastry.
  • Pour in pastry cream and then top with second layer of pastry.
  • Place flan ring on baking sheet.
  • Bake for 40 to 45 minutes until golden and set.
  • Sour Cherry Sauce: Combine all sauce ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce to simmer and reduce by half.
  • Strain and serve warm over cake.
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