Torte is the German word for cake, with similar properties.
When tortes are multilayerd and fancifully decorated they are closer to gateaux EXCEPT for the fact they can last quite nicely for several days.
Hearth cakes are still made in Normandy, Picardy, Poitou and in some provinces in the south of France.
They are variously called fouaces, fouaches, fouees or fouyasses, according to the district...
He told Danish news station DR P4 Nordjylland: 'When my son Daniel was recently given homework about World War Two, I jokingly told him to go out and find the plane that is supposed to have crashed out in the field.' When the machine started beeping over a patch of boggy ground the pair started digging - but realised they would need to go deeper.
Thus Artois had gateau razis, and Bournonnais the ancient tartes de fromage broye, de creme et de moyeau d'oeulz.A Danish boy has discovered the remains of a German World War Two bomber - complete with the pilot's skeleton - in a field near to his family's farm.Daniel Rom Kristiansen, 14, found the German Messerschmitt plane, and its pilot, after he searched the field as part of a homework project.The word 'gateau' is derived from the Old French wastel, meaning 'food'.The first gateau were simply flat round cakes made with flour and water, but over the centuries these were enriched with honey, eggs, spices, butter, cream and milk.