Tuesday, April, 19th, 2022 Food and Culture Newsletter
The European Center in Talloires has the good fortune to be surrounded by some of the most elegant and luxurious hotels in France. Among them is the Hôtel Le Cottage. Part of the Bise family legacy, the Cottage opened its doors in 1931. Its idyllic location on the Bay of Talloires, along with the culinary skills of its founder, Georges Bise, made the Cottage a destination for world leaders and international figures. From Georges, the Cottage was passed to his son Fernand, and today, it is George’s grandson Jean-Claude who, with his wife and sons, continues the legacy of elegance and gastronomy. In honor of that legacy, we asked the Cottage to share one of their classic Cottage recipes. This gâteau au chocolat has been passed down for three generations and we are honored to be able to share it with you here:
Chocolate Cake du Cottage (Papa Bise’s recipe)
140 grams of granulated sugar
70 grams of butter
140 grams of chocolate
80 grams of flour, sifted
Note: To convert from metric to imperial measurements, check out a site like this one: https://www.egglesscooking.com/baking-101/baking-measurements/.