Monday, 24 March 2014

NAVETTE D'ALBI






(Gluten-free version)

Use 300g of Dove gluten-free flour and add one more egg to the preparation.
Follow then the recipe.

i-PAD VERSION
3 eggs – 200g + 50g of caster sugar – the juice and zest of 1 lemon (optional) – 300g of flour – a pinch of salt – 50 almonds (with skin on) – 30g of melted butter.

Preheat the oven to 210° C.
Beat the eggs in a bowl with the sugar, salt, lemon and zest. Combine well.
While stirring, add slowly the flour and the butter.
Butter and flour a round tin.
Pour in the mixture and place the almond on the top.
Drizzle with the remaining sugar.
Bake for 20-25 minutes.
Albigeois (people from Albi), dip this navette in sweet wine…
Inspired by Sandrine (Les carnets de Julie)


Created in XVIIIe century, this cake is a tribute to the Cathars, who used to live in Albi.  

28 comments:

  1. Looks and sounds great. Will make it soon. Paula

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    1. Thank you Paula. Very easy to make, I am sure you will appreciate it. Best, Sixte

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  2. Very nice looking cake! It will take me back to the XVIII century. Wow! Lucy

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    1. Thank you Lucy. Yes, back in just a mouthful (better than any Tardis...). Best, Sixte

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  3. I love almonds! This cake is for me. Christina

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    1. Enjoy it Christina. Best, Sixte

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  4. This ia an almond beauty! Can't wait to bake it..... Cindy

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  5. I like your almond bake. Will attempt to mke it tomorrow. Suna

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  6. Almond is my best loved nut. The cake will add to this sentiment. Lorna

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    1. For this cake, the almond are not crushed or in liquid form. It has a very interesting flavor and crunchiness...Best, Sixte

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  7. Your bakes are legendary. I like this one! Rachel

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    1. Thank you so much Rachel. Happy you liked this one...Best, Sixte

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  8. Great Bake! Great Blog! Anne

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    1. Thank you very much Anne for your nice comment. Best, Sixte

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  9. Your almond cake is just delicious. Carla

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    1. Thank you so much Carla. Best, Sixte

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  10. Almond delight! Hilary

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  11. Navette D'Albi - what a good cake! I like it. Claudia

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    1. Thank you very much Claudia...Best, Sixte

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  12. I like cakes in general. The ones with almonds even more!!! Amy

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    1. Thank you Amy. Yes, with those almonds it is very good...Best, Sixte

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  13. OMG, what a tasty cake. I will make it again....and again....and..... . Brittany

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    1. Thank you very much Brittany...Best, Sixte

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  14. Really good bake. My kids (and my husband) couldn't get enough of it! Marina

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    1. Thank you Marina. Glad to know that your children and husband enjoyed it...Best, Sixte

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