BLACK WALNUT TORT WITH RASPBERRY MOUSSE (tort de nuci cu spuma de zmeura)


Raspberry mousse
6 egg white OR 16 oz heavy whipping cream
3-4 tablespoons raspberry preserve (I find exceptional wild, seedless preserve)

Crème Pâtissiere (vanillla cream)
6 large egg yolks 
1 large egg 
3/4 cup + 2 Tablespoons sugar  
3 Tablespoons cornstarch
3 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
 3 cups whole milk
 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter  
2 teaspoons vanilla extract 

Dough ingredients:
8 tablespoons fine grind walnuts = 2 cups (loosely packed)
2 cups flour
11 tablespoons (=1 Stick+3tablespoons) of unsalted butter
2 yolks
6 tablespoon sugar  
¼ tsp baking soda

Mix everything and make the dough that we divide in 3 parts, to bake 3 sheets.

Each part will be stretch on a buttered, floured, on the springform pan, or a pizza pan.

Bake for 15 min, at 350F.

One can use only black walnuts, almond, hazelnuts or pecan are not good for this kind of dough.

I am making the dough, put in 3 ziploc bags. 
I am making vanilla cream and start baking (15-20 min) one layer of walnuts dough. It is very friable as it getting colder, so I get out of oven, put some vanilla cream and get next layer in oven, 15-20 min. 
Another vanilla cream on top. 
Another bake 15-20 min layer, another vanilla cream.

Add vanilla (patissiere) cream (recipe follow)

As hot, as it is, immediately move to a flat plate (these sheets are very brittle when are cold) and put some vanilla patisiere cream,  (recipe follow) in between layers.

Raspberry mousse
Whip 6 egg whites (optional)+ 1 tablespoon sugar, until became stiff, 
OR whip Heavy Whipping Cream (16 0z) until stiff.


Add 2 tablespoons VERY GOOD raspberry preserve and fold into whipped egg white.

Top the entire tort with a lot of raspberry mousse, and some fresh raspberry.


This is ABSOLUTELY, the best Vanilla cream that I am use it, from many, many recipes that I found and tried over the years.

 Crème Pâtissiere

6 large egg yolks 
1 large egg / 
3/4 cup + 2 Tablespoons sugar /  
3 Tablespoons cornstarch /  
3 Tablespoons all-purpose flour /
 3 cups whole milk/
 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter /  
2 teaspoons vanilla extract* /  


1. Mix together the egg yolks, egg and 2 tablespoons of the sugar.
2. Add the cornstarch and flour to the egg mixture and using a whisk, mix until smooth and pale yellow. Set aside.
3. Combine the milk and remaining 3/4 cup of sugar in a saucepan. Set it over medium high heat and stir until the milk begins to steam.
4. Whisking constantly, add half of the hot milk to the egg yolk mixture and stir until smooth.
5. Pour the combined mixture back into the saucepan and bring to a boil, whisking rapidly to prevent any scorching.
6. Remove from the heat and stir in the butter and vanilla.

Nom : Louis la Vache
Lieu : Paris, France



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