| Genoa bread|
| Almond paste, Egg as food, Butter|
Butter, Egg as food, Almond paste, Dacquoise, Entremet
Pain de Gênes ("Genoa bread") is a cake made largely from almond paste, eggs and melted butter, but only a minimal amount of flour. Another unusual aspect is that no raising agent is used, instead the rise is achieved by whisking the butter and eggs. It is said to have been invented to commemorate the 1800 siege of French forces at Genoa, when the city’s inhabitants survived largely on almonds. However, despite this it is not actually of Italian origin but French, and was invented by the 1840s Parisian pastry chef Fauvel, who worked at the Chiboust pastry shop. Fauvel initially called it gateau d'ambroise (Ambrosia Cake).
Pain de Gênes Wikipedia