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Gateau Breton – French Shortbread Recipe

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Gateau Breton

Photo: Lemon Pi

A lovey French shortbread recipe, this Gateau Breton is  tres oh-la-la. So very easy. So very buttery. So very French.

A little like French biscuit and a little like a cake, either way this Gateau Breton recipe is a celebration of butter. The Bretagne region of north-west coastal France is renown for its dairy and this Brittany butter cake certainly shows why.

The lemon cream and blueberries in the recipe are a lovely accent but you can serve this Gateau Breton with anything – or nothing. It’s delicious all by itself.

Bon appetit.

This lovely French shortbread Gateau Breton is brought to you by the baking talents of Lemon Pi.

French Shortbread Gateau Breton Recipe
  • 42g (1/2 cup) blanched sliced almonds
  • 150g (3/4 cup) superfine sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 255g (2½ sticks) unsalted butter
  • 74g (about 4 large eggs) egg yolks, at room temperature
  • 15g (1 tablespoon) kirsch, dark rum, or water
  • 1¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 250g (2 cups plus 3 tablespoons) plain flour
  • 1 whole egg, lightly beaten
  1. For the full recipe go here: Gateau Breton.

Happy baking!

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