“Grande Tradition” Gâteau Basque

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A regional speciality made in the heart of France’s Basque Country

This traditional Basque dessert, our “Grande Tradition” Gâteau Basque or “etxeko bixkotxa”, is made in Bonloc in the heart of France’s Basque Country.
This classic dessert, which comes from a family recipe passed down through the generations, has won over our chefs with its unique history and its cultural richness.
That’s why, since 1955, Boncolac has done everything it can to perpetuate and raise the profile of this emblematic and regional tradition. The brand skilfully prepares this soft, yet crunchy cake, in keeping with tradition and using its unique expertise.

Round in shape and golden in colour, our gâteau Basque is made using all butter shortcrust pastry, and filled with a delicious, bitter almond flavoured crème pâtissière.
The traditional lines scored on the surface of the cake in a diamond pattern, for which it is renowned, give it an authentic look. The perfect hold of the cake when sliced makes plating it up easy. Just a few simple ingredients such as a little custard, some pistachio pieces or glacé cherry pieces will be enough to complement this delightful cake.

Free from preservatives, artificial flavourings or palm oil, our “Grande Tradition” Gâteau Basque, with its delicious recipe and Basque origins, will appeal to all your guests.

How to prepare


Straight from freezer. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Take the pastry out of its packaging and unmould. Then, place it on a baking tray. Heat for 15 to 20 minutes. Then, allow to cool for 20 minutes before serving.


Straight from freezer, remove all packaging even the remould. 5 hours in the refrigerator and 30 minutes at room temperature before serving.

This product is available as a whole cake or pre-cut into 8 servings.

Whole 9479Whole 9479
27 cm27 cm
8-10 servings8-10 servings
Pre-cut 9488 (8 servings)Pre-cut 9488 (8 servings)
1 kg/sales unit1 kg/sales unit
6 sales units/pack6 sales units/pack
15-20 mins at 180°C15-20 mins at 180°C
24 months24 months

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