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Light French Walnut Cake From Dordogne

Chloé By Chloé on December 11, 2017
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Practice your French with this French English bilingual recipe and learn how to make a delicious light French butterless walnut cake with French immersion teacher and hostess Chloé.

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1 – A Lighter Version of the Typical Walnut Cake

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La Dordogne est connue pour ses noix. Chez nous, une ancienne ferme de noix, nous mangeons des noix quasiment tous les jours et nous les utilisons pour faire de l’huile, du pain, de l’alcool et bien s√Ľr, des g√Ęteaux !

The Dordogne area is famous for its walnuts. At our home, a former walnut farm, we eat walnuts almost every day and we use them to make oil, bread, alcohol and of course, cakes!

En g√©n√©ral, le g√Ęteau aux noix est tr√®s lourd et riche avec beaucoup de beurre, de sucre et de miel. Au lieu de cela, je voudrais partager une recette sans beurre, simple, rapide et l√©g√®re de g√Ęteau aux noix.

Generally, the walnut cake is very rich and heavy with a lot of butter, sugar, and honey. Instead, I would like to share a butterless, very simple, fast and light walnut cake recipe.

Si vous venez pour un s√©jour d’immersion de fran√ßais chez nous, nous¬†en pr√©parons et en d√©gusterons un ensemble ! Faire de la cuisine est une fa√ßon amusante et agr√©able de pratiquer le fran√ßais en contexte.

If you come for a French immersion homestay at our home, we’ll prepare and eat one together! Cooking is a fun and pleasant way to practice French in context.

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2 – Ingredients For the Light French Walnut Cake

Ingrédients pour 6 personnes :

Ingredients for 6 persons:

  • 1 verre de farine – 200 gr – 1 cup of flour – 0.5 lb
  • 1 pinc√©e de sel – 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 verre de cr√®me fra√ģche – 200 gr – 1 cup of heavy cream – 0.5 lb
  • 2 Ňďufs – 2 eggs
  • ¬ĺ verre de sucre – 150 gr – ¬ĺ cup of sugar – 0.3 lb
  • 1 sachet de levure¬†chimique – 15 gr – 1 packet of baking powder –¬†1 tablespoon (0.5 oz)
  • 1 bol de cerneaux de noix – environ 100 gr – 1 bowl of walnut kernels, about 2 cups – o.2 lb

3 – Light French Walnut Cake Recipe

Pr√©chauffez le four √† 180¬įC et beurrez un moule¬†rond de 24 cm

Preheat the oven to 350¬įF and butter a 9″ baking dish.

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Concassez les cerneaux avec un couteau. Conservez quelques les plus beaux cerneaux entiers pour la décoration.

Crush the walnut kernels with a knife. Keep the prettiest whole kernels for decoration.

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Battez les Ňďufs et le sucre dans un saladier jusqu’√† ce que le m√©lange blanchisse (2-3minutes), rajouter la cr√®me fra√ģche.

Beat the eggs and sugar in a large bowl until the mix becomes light (2-3 minutes), add the cr√®me fra√ģche/heavy cream.

Light French Walnut Cake Recipe 3 (2)

Light French Walnut Cake Recipe 3 (2)

Ajoutez la farine, le sel et la levure ensemble et mélangez bien. Ensuite, ajoutez les noix.

Add flour, salt and baking powder, heavy cream together and mix until well combined. Then, add the walnuts.

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Light French Walnut Cake Recipe 3 (2)

Versez l’appareil dans le moule beurr√©. Mettez au four pendant 35 √† 40 minutes, jusqu’√† ce que le g√Ęteau soit d’un joli brun clair.

Pour the mix (l’appareil is a fancy but common French cooking term for mix) into the prepared baking dish. Bake 35 to 40 minutes until the cake reaches a nice light brown color.

Light French Walnut Cake Recipe 3 (2)

Light French Walnut Cake Recipe 3 (2)

Light French Walnut Cake Recipe 3 (2)

Plantez la pointe d’un couteau au centre du g√Ęteau. Si elle ressort s√®che, le g√Ęteau est cuit.

Insert the point of a knife into the center of the cake. If it comes out clean, the cake is ready.

Décorez avec les noix comme vous le désirez.

Decorate with the nuts as you wish.

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Ce g√Ęteau est d√©licieux avec une tasse de th√© ou de caf√©.¬†Bon app√©tit¬†!

This cake is delicious with a cup of tea or coffee. Bon appétit!

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