Gâteau de Savoie


This is an old family recipe which I find perfect for a child who is willing to bake. It usually gets eaten very quickly and is lovely with jam or chocolate spread but also on its own with a cup of coffee. As it is parve, it can be served with meat.

Ingredients for a middle-sized cake, serves 4/5 people:
3 eggs
1 1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup flour
1/3 cup potato starch

Break and separate the eggs.
Beat the egg yolks with the sugar until the mixture is white, light and creamy. Add the flour and the starch.
Beat the egg whites until they are stiff and add to the cake mixture. Mix gently.
Pour into a greased baking pan. Bake for about 30 minutes at 300°.

10 thoughts on “Gâteau de Savoie

  1. I have never heard of potato starch…I will have to look next time I am in the grocery store..I want to make a potato kugel and I was afraid to try from scratch so I bought a box mix and it had a tiny pan and it will only make a small kugel..LOL… Michelle

    • Michelle, you can get potato starch in a grocery store that has Passover items…and they often start stocking them in February.

      Potato kugel tastes better with real potatoes. It’s also not the easiest dish to make. I buy Classic potato kugel (a local brand), because it comes out better than my home-cooked and takes less time to buy it than to worry about the oxidizing potatoes.

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