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      2 hr 30

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Summer: Le Cordon Bleu Home Collection

By Le Cordon Bleu

Published 1998

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This is a wonderful gateau for an elegant picnic, or to end a light summer meal. If pink marzipan is not available, knead a few drops of red food colouring through the marzipan until the colour is uniform.


Genoese Sponge

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 110 g (


  1. Preheat the oven to moderate 180°C (350°F/Gas 4). To make the Genoese sponge, whisk the eggs, egg yolk and sugar in a bowl over a pan or bowl of hot steaming water until it leaves a trail. Remove from the heat and whisk until cold. Sift the flour, fold it into the