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Gateau Breton

  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a 9-inch springform pan.
  • Mix 1 teaspoon egg yolk and water in a small bowl. Set aside for glazing the cake.
  • Combine remaining egg yolks, flour, butter, sugar, and cornstarch in a large bowl. Mix with an electric mixer until dough is stiff and sticky, similar to cookie dough. Knead dough a little bit to bring it together.
  • Press dough into the prepared pan with your hands. Brush glaze on top.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Reduce temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Continue baking until golden brown, about 25 minutes more. Cool for 10 minutes. Slice cake crosswise.
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