Right now, I am watching the snow fall in bed, wrapped in a blanket and sandwiched between two dogs and a boy. We're busy these days, making preparations for a house and a move and a mini vacation next week. We are busy these days, trying to fill the time between this year and the New one. There are parties to go to, people to love, presents to open; and my brother is having his child on the 27th.
Instead of calling him, I'll probably spend the day watching Westworld and falling asleep.
I'm sure everyone's holidays are like this--somehow lazy and busy all at once. Mine used to not be, but now they are and it is as exotic as it is familiar. When Nordic Ware asked me to try out their Sweet Snowflake Shortbread Pan, I wanted to make a dessert that could impress as much as it could invoke nostalgia; so I made a funfetti gateau breton. You may remember my previous ones (here and here), and you may remember how simple and delicate these French cakes are to make. Something that is sure to ease a bit of the holiday craziness for you this month.
Funfetti Gateau Breton
- 1 3/4 cup AP flour
- 2 TB cornstarch
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- Pinch of salt
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 6 egg yolks
- 1 TB clear imitation vanilla (a tip from Molly on getting that nostalgic flavor juuuuust right)
- 2 TB rainbow sprinkles
- Prep your Nordic Ware shortbread pan or a 9-inch springform pan with a liberal amount of butter or oil
- Preheat oven to 375*F
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, sift together flour, cornstarch, sugar, and salt
- Add butter until well incorporated; it will be very clumpy
- Add egg yolks, one at a time. Do not add subsequent yolk until previous is fully mixed into dough
- Finally, add your vanilla and sprinkles and mix for a few seconds to blend
- With floured hands, pat into your prepared pan
- Bake for 15 minutes at 375* and then lower temperature to 350* and bake for an additional 25-30 minutes or until edges are golden brown
- Allow to cool before removing from pan. Enjoy immediately or store in an airtight container for up to a few days.
A special thanks to Nordic Ware for sponsoring this post. Nordic Ware has been producing quality kitchenware products in their 70 years and are now one of America's most beloved and iconic brands. Today, Nordic Ware manufactures the vast majority of its products in America, at our Minneapolis headquarters, including cookware, bakeware, grillware, microwave, and kitchen gadgets and accessories.For more information or products, check out their website!