Perigordine Walnut Chocolate Mousse Cake





Time flies at "damn" accelerating rate since the day hubby and I decided to leave France for our adventure in the tropics. It's just hard to imagine that in few days will be flying to Philippines to start our totally new thrilling venture. I can still remember few years back when we both agreed to leave Tokyo for my complete immersion of French culture. It was so hard for me to leave Japan back then for my job and friends and I really love that country . Right now, I have no regrets bidding goodbye to France (maybe just for a moment ) , for it was a totally a fullfilling experience. In a way I have mastered their language and understood more their philosophy and their thinking. France has awakened my passion too for food and has contributed a lot in influencing me to venture into blogging. And now to finally have the courage to take a plunge into the world of food industry . I know it's not easy but after all life is all about taking risk. I can't wait to share with you what it will be but for the moment I need to keep my lips close until everything is in place.

My next post will be definitely 100% published from the archipelago of the Philippines.See you then!

This was the cake I bake for our December birthday celebrants. Perigord is the region in France famous for their foie gras, duck and walnuts. This is a very easy cake to do that you can prepare for birthday or other celebration by adding some "entrements" like mousse or ganache.





Perigordine Walnut Chocolate Mousse Cake

for the cake
250 g of coarsely chopped walnuts
120 g of butter
4 eggs separate the white from the yolks
250 g of brown sugar

Preheat the oven at 150° celsius. Melt the butter, then whisk in the sugar, 4 yolks and the chopped walnuts. Whisk the white egg and gently fold into the mixture. Bake roughly for an hour or less. You should check it from time to time by inserting a knife if it comes clean then its ready.

Chocolate Entrement

75 g of sugar
half a glass of water
4 egg yolks
200 g of dark chocolate
20 cl of heavy cream

In a casserole make a light syrup of water and sugar. Whisk the egg yolks with this mixture until they become creamy. Add your melted chocolate slowly and mix well. Pour gently your cold heavy cream and continue mixing.
Chocolate Ganache
200 g of dark chocolate
20 cl of heavy cream
50 g of butter

Melt your chocolate in bain marie. Add in the melted butter and heavy cream. Reserve

Assembly of the cake:
You need to have a big ring the size of your walnut cake. If you don't have one you can make one using a carton wrapped with parchment paper. Pour the chocolate entrement let it stand for about thirty minutes before adding your last layer of chocolate ganache. Put it in the fridge overnight. Decorate it next mornign with some chocolate butter cream, or cookies around.


33 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

That cake looks gorgeous! I'm drooling!

A great adventure...

Cheers,

Rosa

Happy Cook said...

That is a beautiful delcious cake. £A wonderful way to celebrat french dessert.
I am si jealous, wish i could move tto India for few years.
Enjoy thye phillipines and I am si looking forward to your posts from there.

Snooky doodle said...

wow you lived in 2 places I like tokyo and France. Now starting a new adventure that s awesome. enjoy it :)this cake looks delicious!

chriesi said...

Gorgeous cake!

♥peachkins♥ said...

The cake looks fabulous!

Bellini Valli said...

Enjoy your travels!!!!!!!!!!

_ts of [eatingclub] vancouver said...

Looking forward to reading about your 'adventures' in the Philippines!

Gloria said...

Dhanggit Im drooling too!! look georgeous and yummy!!
I hope you have a lovely times in Phillipines, I hope your post!! kisses to you dear and Mayumi!! gloria

Little Corner of Mine said...

The cake looks so delicious, wish I could have a piece.

Manggy said...

Oh my gosh! Now it's your husband's turn to completely immerse himself in OUR culture! heh heh heh ;) That is one luscious cake!

Laura in Paris said...

What a relief that I am visitng your blog in the morning! Otherwise I'd run to the nearest pastry shop to buy a slice of chocolate mousse cake - probably not as good as yours!
I am so glad to find the time again to spend time blogging!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Sounds interesting....cake looks extremely gorgeous and yum...

babe_kl said...

have a safe journey

WizzyTheStick said...

Wow, you live such an exciting life. Japan, france and now the Phillipines I can't wait to read your posts from there.

Debbie said...

That is an absolutely beautiful cake!

tigerfish said...

Happy moving!

How can you manage so many moves? I have moved (on avg) 4 times in 4 years and I am exhausted!

Liv said...

I can't believe how beautiful these are. If they are even half as yummy as they are pretty then I'm sold. Problem is, where can I get anything as good as this in Manila?

Art and Appetite said...

Oh my goodness! Those beautiful layers, the nice topping and the beautiful presentaion makes me want to make it right at this minute.

Oooooh! Thanks for the post. This will definitely come in handy.

ChichaJo said...

Oh my goodness! Back to the Philippines...how exciting! Can't wait to hear about your adventures over here and your new venture!

Gorgeous cake by the way :)

Sweets By Vicky said...

That is such a beautiful cake! I'd love to have a slice of that! I just love how you've put in effort to make a cake with so many components. :)

Toni said...

How exciting for you! Great good luck in your new adventure.

Now, as for that cake....that is downright sinfully gorgeous! What a beautiful way to leave France.

~~louise~~ said...

I know what I'll be dreaming about tonight. That heavenly cake...my oh my...Good Luck as you embark on your new adventure. I'm sure there will be lots of goodies along the way...

Sue said...

Wow, what a huge move. You're so brave. I hope it's all going well and not too much gets broken. Good luck!
Gorgeous cake.

Aparna said...

So that's where you are moving to. Going back home in some sense?

Kajal - Aapplemint said...

Good luck girl, i know exactly how it is to be moving homes every now n then.Wish Phillipens brings you happiness and good times.
The cake is to die for, i need a chocolate fix now !

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myfrenchkitchen said...

So looking forward to hearing all about your new adventure(s)! good luck, safe moving and enjoy!
Ronelle
PS: I will miss you here in France...

haze said...

I'm sure setting up your new venture back home will be successful ;)! We will be missing your company. Take care and impatient to hear stories of your new life. Hugs and kisses from us, the Giraldi Family

caryn said...

oh wow, that looks sumptuous! ;-) i am so going to try that!

Ashley said...

These looks so yummy. Yours look so delicious.

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Barbara said...

The combo of walnuts and chocolate, its so much amazing. So Yummy!