What to Cook This Week

By Sam Sifton

Good morning. Happy Mother’s Day to all those women who’ve shouldered so much parental work during these last 14 months, and happy Mother’s Day personally to Dorie Greenspan, who brought us an incredible new recipe for gâteau Basque (above) this week. We all ought to make it today in honor of maternity, or Basque culture, or just because it’s delicious: two disks of rolled-out airy-crumbly dough with a baked-in filling of pastry cream or jam. It’s a cake that resembles a cake, Dorie writes in her column, as much as Boston cream pie resembles a pie — which is to say not at all. Eat it with your fingers for dessert tonight.

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