How Do You Pronounce 'Pâte Génoise Commune'?
A Quick Overview Of Pâte Génoise Commune
A 'pâte génoise commune' translates as 'ordinary or plain genoese pastry'. 'Genoese' is a reference to the Italian city of Genoa. It is not a pastry - rather it's a sponge cake which uses no leavening other than the air whipped into eggs. It is used as a base for gâteaux and petits fours, and is often referred to as simply a 'génoise'.
A 'génoise fine' contains more butter, and is therefore a richer cake than a 'génoise commune'. Pain de Gênes is a specialty cake which can be translated as 'Genoese Bread' - don't confuse it with a génoise.
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