Salted Caramel Gâteau Basque

 

A crumbly, nutty pastry filled with a rich salted caramel pastry cream. Crunchy outside, cake-y, creamy, salty and sweet all at the same time.

What you will need

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 vanilla bean, seeds scraped

1 cup whole milk

2 tablespoons whipping cream

2 egg yolks

3 tablespoons cornstarch

1/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature

1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt

3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature

2/3 cup sugar

1 cup almond flour

1 egg yolk

1/2 egg

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

one pinch fine salt

1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour

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