gâteau battu

[French] plural gâteaux battus

Brioche. A rich, bready bun made from yeast dough with eggs and butter. Brioches are often cooked in a characteristic fluted mould. Brioche dough is used for breads, cakes and for enclosing other ingredients which may be either sweet or savoury. Italian brioches may be filled with jam (US: jelly) or custard or plain.

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