Here is my favorite recipe when I do house-sit with hens.
Hens means eggs. Can be lots of eggs avery day.
Here is a recipe from West of France that uses 7 eggs : Gateau breton. Means Cake from Brittany.
This cake can be kept for weeks or month in a simple paper bag.
It is even better to way for at least a week before eating it. If you can !!
500 g (18 ounces) of wheat flour (plain with NO raising agent)
6 egg yolk + 1 for the topping
300 g (10 ounces) of sugar
300 g (10 ounce) of COLD salt butter
Mix together flour + sugar.
Add 6 egg yolk. Stir as much as you can (it doesn’t mix very well : it is normal).
Now the secret of this cake : use very COLD butter.
Cut the butter in small cubes shape and add it to the mixing.
Rub in you fingers every sigle cube of butter with the mixing : at the end you have only crumbles.
If the butter becomes to soft : put the bowl in the fridge for 20 mn and go back tone it’s cold.
When all the butter is rubbed : you dough is ready.
Take a round mould size 8 inches (or any mould you find in the house !) and put some grass paper around.
Squeeze the crumble in. Use your finger to tamp it. Make it as flat as you can.
Take the last yolk in a cup and use a brush to spread it on the surface of the cake.
With the top of a fork draw lines on the egg topping.
Bake for 40 mn at 180 ° (at home I use the top flor of the baking oven of my aga).
Leave it to cold in the tin.
Wait as long as you can before eating it !
I often leave one of these cakes to my OH when they have hens. With a note saying they can keep it for very long. The longest you keep it, the better it tastes.
Bon appétit !
PS : of course, it only use yolks. You HAVE to make a chocolate mousse to eat with !
@Vanessa-Admin : I hope you’ll enjoy it ! If I made mistakes can you please correct it ? Thanks