French Cake: Gironde Tot-Fait

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The Gironde Estuary between Bordeaux and the Atlantic Ocean is famous for the following cake, a kind of French rum-flavoured short cake. This cake is best accompanied by wine jam or fresh grapes. Enjoy an old rum with it.
I dedicate this recipe Taste Memory GirlvTaste memory Girl who likes her cakes so much!
Ingredients (4 people or more):
Powdered sugar: 200g
Flour: 200g
Rum: 150cc
Eggs: 3~4
Vanilla extract ( or essence): 1 teaspoon
Milk: 3 tablespoons
Butter: 30g


Separate egg yolks from whites. Beat the egg yolks with the sugar in a big all-purpose bowl until it whitens. Add flour, vanilla & rum swiftly beating at same time. Add milk and mix well.
Preheat oven to 6 (180 degrees Celsius). Beat the whites with a pinch of salt until very firm and gently mix with above mixture.
Butter the inside of an oven dish (square if possible) and pour in mixture. Cook for 30 minutes. Serve lukewarm or cold.

9 thoughts on “French Cake: Gironde Tot-Fait”

  1. Dear Meg!
    Greetings! Bonjour!
    Thank you so much for visiting and commenting on my blog!
    Un grand merci pour ta visite et ton gentil commentaire!
    Looking forward to talking to you!
    Au plaisir de se parler!
    Cheers, bien amicalement,


  2. Bonjour!

    C’est Meg, à Puget Sound Cookery. Merci for friending me! S’il vous plaît excuser mon français, je ne parle pas souvent.

    This recipe sounds delicious, I must try it soon. I think it would be very good to have for Christmas.



  3. How many eggs?

    Are the 30 grams of butter used for greasing the baking dish? Or do they go into the batter?

    These are important questions, as this cake sounds wonderful to make for the holidays.


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