|Soft sponge cake with fresh cream and chestnut filling|
I like to bake with seasonal ingredients and when it is fall then it is time for chestnuts. Most of the brands of chestnut cream are from France and they can be expensive but they are well worth the money.
The soft sponge cake combined with the fresh cream and chestnut paste is a delicious combination.
The cake is quite easy to put together so take a Saturday afternoon and make a new dessert.
5 egg yolks
60 grams flour
10 grams cornstarch
45 grams butter
4 egg whites
95 grams sugar
5 grams cornstarch
1. In a bowl, sift the flour and
2. In a small sauce pan, melt
the butter. Add the flour/cornstarch (60 grams) mixture. Mix with whisk.
3. Put #2 above into a
bowl, add in the 1 egg & the egg yolks (in portions) and mix well with a small whisk.
Whip the egg whites until stiff – add the sugar in portions while mixing. Add
the 5 grams cornstarch at the end.
Mix the egg whites into the egg yolk mixture.
Pour into the baking pan about 20 cm x 20 cm. Spread evenly. Tap once on the table to remove air
Bake at 170 degrees Celsius for about 20 minutes. Do not over bake or the cake
will not be soft enough to roll.
sugar 40 grams
teaspoon dark rum
grams chestnut cream
6 grams (soften in water and drain the water)
grams fresh cream
small saucepan until just boiling.
Combine the egg yolks & granular sugar in a bowl and mix well. Sift
the flour/cornstarch and add to the egg yolk mixture.
Pour the warm milk into the egg mixture. Pour back into the pan and strain
Heat until it becomes thickened. Use a whisk to mix
Remove the milk mixture from the heat and add the gelatin then the butter.
Mix well to remove any lumps. Put into a bowl then add the chestnut cream
Pour into a bowl and cool until the mixture becomes thickened.
7. Whip the fresh cream into firm peaks.
Putting the cake
a piece of plastic wrap.
cake. Then add the chestnut topping on top and smooth with a spatula. Be careful
not to mix together the cream and chestnut paste.
rolling process. Once it is rolled, wrap tightly and put in the refrigerator
for about 30 minutes.
30 grams fresh cream
3 gram gelatin
1 Heat the 30 grams cream & then added softened gelatin Add
to the chestnut cream.
2. Slightly whip the 30 grams cream & add to the above.
Decorate the cake using a pastry bag and nozzle with several small holes on in it.