The quatre-quarts is a classic recipe from the french repertoire. Directly translated into english it means “four-quarters”. It originated in Brittany and its name comes from the fact that it is made up of 4 ingredients in equal quantities, each representing a quarter of the cake.
This is the traditional quatre-quarts recipe but you can then add different flavours etc – lemon, vanilla, apples
- 4 eggs
- Same weight in flour
- Same weight in sugar
- Same weight in salted butter
- I heaped teaspoon of baking powder
- Crack your eggs into a bowl and weigh them. 4 eggs weighs around 180g – 200g.
- Use the weight of your eggs and weigh the exact same amount of flour, butter and sugar.
- Melt butter and allow to cool
- Beat the eggs with the sugar
- In another bowl mix the flour and baking powder
- Make a well in the flour and pour in the egg and sugar mixture and beat gently with a whisk
- Add the melted butter and mix well
- Pour batter into a greased loaf tin and bake for 50 minutes