It's my father's 70th birthday on Wednesday, so I thought I would try and make him Gateau Basque, a dessert he loves but hasn't had in years and years.
Does anyone have a very good recipe for this? I'd prefer a recipe for the pastry cream version without the cherries (there's two traditional types). If anything, I would prefer to have a black cherry compote instead of actually bake the gateau with preserved cherries inside.
This is the best looking recipe I could find: http://chefsgonewild.blogspot.com/200...
It seems very good, but just wanted to see if anyone had a recipe for this that they loved. Also, any tips for making this cake would be great as well, I've never done it!