Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: French
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Serves: 20
The classic French cake
  • 150 g flour
  • 100 g softened butter
  • 100-130 g sugar depending on taste (we generally put 100-120g of sugar as they're very sweet otherwise)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 11 g baking soda
  1. Mix eggs and sugar until you have a white (and liquid) dough.
  2. Add flour and baking soda gradually, then butter and milk.
  3. Let it rest 1h in the fridge.
  4. Pre-heat oven to 240°C.
  5. Spoon 1 tablespoon of dough into moulds (don't overfill, they'll rise). Put remainder of dough back in the fridge. Cook for 4 minutes, then lower the heat to 200°C and cook for another 8 minutes or until golden brown.
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