Monday, February 1, 2010

"CULINARY MONDAY"

For the next 2 weeks, I will be posting all things related to Valentine's. Whether it's recipes, table decor or as in today's post, words for yummy foods that can be made for your Valentine.
Today's words are two I'm sure all of you have seen before.
Gateau: (ga-TOH) French for cake.
That's it- it's cake!!! All this time I thought it was some kind of fabulous recipe of something wonderfully hard to make. But it's just cake. Don't you just love French words. The French probably make mud sound good.
Genoise: (zhayn-WAHZ): A rich light cake similiar to a sponge cake. Made simply with sugar, flour, eggs, butter and vanilla. Originlly from Genoa, Italy, then adapted by the French and now used all over America. It is perfect for using in petit fours, and rolled cakes. It is also the best cake for Baked Alaska.
Tomorrow's recipe will be for a beautiful Genoise with cream & strawberry filling. Perfect for a Valentine dessert. So see you then.

4 comments:

Jo said...

Good goobley goo!..that is to cry for!

Angela McRae said...

I would just like to second the above comment!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh yum - can't wait! Thanks for your recent sweet visit. Bloggy neighbors are the best.

parTea lady said...

You are right about the French language making just about anything sound good. That gateau looks so yummy. Looking forward to tomorrows recipe.