Gateau Sans Rival

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  • Separate egg yolks from egg whites.
  • Beat egg whites until stiff and foamy.
  • Add finely chopped nuts and mix well.
  • Line baking sheets with wax paper.
  • Pour egg white mixture onto 7 to 8 baking sheets.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Remove wax paper lining at once, but with extra care not to break baked egg whites as they are fragile.
  • Set aside temporarily.
  • Beat egg yolk well until lemon-colored.
  • Make syrup out of 2 cups of sugar and one cup of water.
  • Boil until thick enough to form a soft ball when dropped in small bowl full of cold water.
  • Add syrup to well beaten egg yolks, a little at a time making sure it blends well with mixture.
  • Set aside to cool.
  • Cream butter and add cooled egg yolk mixture.
  • Spread cream mixture on each layer of the baked egg whites.
  • Arrange the 7 to 8 layers of baked egg whites on top of each other.
  • Cover top and sides of trimmed “SANS RIVAL” with the remaining cream mixture.
  • Garnish with chopped nuts.
  • Chill and serve cold.

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  1. rangapeach
    Love to see a really traditional gateau recipe. It's a bit involved but the result is impressive. Perfect for special occasions.


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