This week, for the Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Baking Chez Moi, was one I’ve been intrigued to make for quite a while. It’s the SIMPLEST of recipes – with just eggs, sugar, vanilla and flour – which is always great to have in your back pocket, right? A gâteau de Savoie is a French version of a sponge cake made by beating the sugar, vanilla and yolks until thick, then slowly incorporating the beaten whites and lastly, the flour.
Since Dorie’s recipe makes enough for a 12-cup capacity (traditionally ring shaped) cake tin, I knew if I was making this in France it would be one I would have to minify, big time (no pun intended!). Gotta love baking by weight – I used one egg instead of six and made this in muffin tins – it made four cupcake-sized gâteau de Savoie. Which is just about the perfect snack as I power through my second round of edits. This is a recipe *I* will definitely keep in my back pocket because it is so easy to make, uses pantry and fridge staples and can easily be fancied up with some whipped cream, ice cream, berries or even just a few spoons of really good jam. Dorie says that the cake is good to dunk in coffee or tea if it gets a bit stale (after a couple of days) but I’m not sure about that yet because I only made a tiny amount. To be confirmed when I make a large version sometime!