gâteau de broches

[French] plural gâteaux de broches

A peculiar cake made on a spit, by dribbling the pastry mix onto it as it turns, resulting in a bubbly spiral. The one we tasted in Coupiac in the Aveyron, from where the cake comes, tasted strongly of sheep's milk. This is not surprising as neighbouring Requista has the largest sheep market in France. However, we found the taste strong and rank.