Gateau Pithiviers Recipe


Preparation Time30 MinCooking Time30 Min
Ready In1 Hr 0 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexJust EnjoyServings4
Main IngredientInterest Group


 Puff pastry1 Pound
 Almonds3 Ounce, blanched
 Superfine sugar1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Unsalted butter2 Tablespoon
 Egg yolks2
 Dark rum2 Tablespoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 967 Calories from Fat 563

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 63 g97.7%

Saturated Fat 12 g59.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 161.5 mg

Sodium 309.1 mg12.9%

Total Carbohydrates 82 g27.3%

Dietary Fiber 4.3 g17.2%

Sugars 26.8 g

Protein 16 g31.5%

Vitamin A 7.2% Vitamin C

Calcium 8.6% Iron 23.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Preheat the oven to 400°F; dampen a baking sheet

2. Divide the pastry into two slightly unqual pices and roll each piece into a circle of about nine inch diameter
3. In a mortal, add the almonds and proud into a paste with te pestle; add six tablespoons of sugar and the butter into the paste
4. Work the egg yolks and run into it as well and pteat the paste till it's light and fluffy
5. Place the thinner circle on the baking sheet; spread almond filling in iit till about half an inch of space around and place the other circle on top
6. Mark a cartwheel like figure on top with a sharp knife and brush the top with beaten egg
7. Sprinkle with the remaining superfine sugar and bake for half an hour in the centre of the oven

8. Serve as appropriate