This was my first time making a Gateau Basque and my friends loved it. I made it for a picnic and it was a perfect choice. I didn't use the best jam (my fault) so I would suggest to anyone making this recipe not to skimp on that! I LOVE the cake stand in this photo. I haven't seen anything like it anywhere else. I would really appreciate knowing where it came from.
I cannot put into words how terrible this recipe is. The dough is impossible to work with,and the custard does not spread. I baked it, nevertheless, hoping it world redeem itself,but the pastry completely melted and the filling flooded out. Tossed it in the garbage as soon as it came out of the oven