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A light, buttery cake with a texture similar to sponge cake.

[French, from feminine of genois, Genoese, after Genoa.]
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(dʒeɪˈnwɑːz; dʒɛˈnwɑːz)
(Cookery) cookery a rich sponge cake
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a light yellow cake made with eggs and butter and typically layered, filled, and frosted or made into petits fours for serving.
[1930–35; < French; feminine of génois of Genoa]
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Noun1.genoise - rich and delicate Italian sponge cake
cake - baked goods made from or based on a mixture of flour, sugar, eggs, and fat
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The Jaffa Cake has a base of Genoise sponge, although it is often found in the biscuit aisle and its size is more akin to that of a biscuit than a cake.
The orange jelly-filled treats have a base of Genoise sponge and were first sold in the UK in the 20s.
We start with raspberry pims; we add ingredients to the food processor to make the genoise, the sponge top for the pims, and it goes into the oven.
INGREDIENTS For the peach and amaretto jam: 1.4kg peaches 600g granulated sugar Two tablespoons lemon juice Three tablespoons Amaretto liqueur For the genoise sponge base: 125g unrefined golden caster sugar Four medium free-range eggs 125g plain flour 25g butter, melted For the creme patissiere: 280ml full-cream milk Two vanilla pods Four medium free-range egg yolks 60g unrefined golden caster sugar 20g plain flour 20g cornflour For the roasted peaches: Four peaches A good splash of fresh lemon juice A little caster sugar Extras: 125g amaretti biscuits Amaretto liqueur Greaseproof paper A few sprigs of mint, verbena or thyme METHOD First, make the jam: Prepare a large bowl of iced water.
A Genoise cake is best associated with which Italian city?
And though all her cakes are admittedly eye candy, I never quite understood the hype until I finally got to try her famed Le Matcha - gluten-free goodness that is layers of flourless chocolate genoise, matcha panna cotta, white chocolate mousse, and matcha glaze topped with air-flown edible flowers - a sure crowd pleaser, I was sold at that very moment.
Chef Rebecca Disini offers Luxurious Mon Valentin (My Valentine) gluten-free chocolate genoise, camarosa and senga sengana strawberry cremeux, Belgian milk chocolate mousse, dark Belgian chocolate glaze and fresh strawberries.
The cakes come in flavors like Chocolate Caramel, Strawberry Rose and Lemon Walnut, each made with layers of chocolate and genoise sponge and topped with fruits and a Macaron de Paris, making them nice centerpieces for a celebration.
In the dining room of The French Laundry in Yountville, I scraped the last dab of creme fraiche from my "Rhubarb Tea" dessert and silenced the tines of my fork after a futile search for remaining specks of spongy matcha genoise.
Candice just hurled her Genoise at the wall like a frisbee.
Between the 14th and 15th centuries the land was ruled both by the Byzantines and the Genoise. yzmir fell to the Ottoman Empire and ystanbul followed in 1453 and since then it has been ruled by the Turks.