Gâteaux Basques are a great way to highlight seasonal flavors and often feature a filling of pastry cream or jam, historically black cherry. Chef Nico has given this traditional French dessert a decadent spin with chocolate and hazelnuts. If you’re not familiar with the Gâteau Basque, this recipe is a great place to start. Chef Nico will guide you through each step of the process to insure your success. Even “GB Pros” will find helpful tips and tricks here: from preparing a tender chocolate dough to making the perfect pastry cream for filling your cake. Taking the process step-by-step allows you to easily construct a stunner of a pastry with multiple elements and layers of flavor. You’ll also acquire some garnishing tricks to add to your toolkit. Master the techniques here, then come up with your own innovative version!
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