A classic genoise sponge cake is made with four simple ingredients: flour, sugar, eggs, and butter. Ready for a French pastry lesson?
WHAT DOES GENOISE MEAN?
If you didn’t know, this classic genoise sponge cake is a favourite when it comes to French pastry.
For example, genoise sponge makes the base for many beloved cakes, like the fraisier (a strawberry layer cake with marzipan, mousseline cream, and hints of kirsch).
Around the holidays, it’s rolled up to make bûches de noël (yule logs), which means it’s great for making jelly rolls, too.
Despite its widespread use in French pastry, its origins are Italian.
Named after Genoa, the sixth-largest city in Italy, we can now see where the name comes from.
Genoise = Genoese/Genovese.…