18 Oct 2011

Walnut cake and a look into the country side

It was rainy last week, and only on Thursday the sun finally appeared. As my husband took a week off, we walked and ate out. So, I barely cooked.

On Saturday we were finally able to go to San Pedro, a trip that we had planned since the last week, but it was postponed because of the rain.

Before arriving to San Pedro we stopped at La Campiña in the country side. It´s an orange plantation, there are also other fruits and a small orchard. It belongs to a couple of TV news presenters, now retired.

The place is opened to the public every weekend with guided tours through the grove and orchard. It has also a very nice restaurant and a small shop that sells homemade marmalade, different kind of cheese and obviously boxes of oranges.

So, when we arrived we felt surrounded by the scent of orange blossom. It was a beautiful  sensation, it  was  a very interesting trip that we hope to repeat.

As I did not cook, I had only time to bake a cake, in fact, it is my favorite cake Walnuts,  filled with coconut milk, eggs and a topping with Italian meringue.

I made a half recipe, very tinny, just to give us  a bit of sugar. I hope you like it.

Have a wonderful week 

    Meringue walnut cake with coconut milk 
              and eggs filling 


  • 12 eggs
  • 500 g of sugar
  • 6 tablespoons  bread crumbs
  • 500 g ground walnuts

For the filling

  • 150 g of sugar
  • 200 ml coconut milk
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon  powdered cinnamon 

For icing

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 egg whites whipped


Preheat oven to 160 ° C
Grease a round spring form and sprinkle with flour
Separate the whites from the yolks.

Put egg whites in a mixer and beat until foaming. Add sugar and continue beating until soft peaks form.
Continue beating and put the egg yolks one at a time. Remove from mixer
Mix bread crumbs with nuts and gently mix with the whipped eggs,stir thoroughly.
Put the batten on the spring form  and keep the oven for 45 minutes, or until inserting a stick in the middle of the cake comes out clean


  Make a syrup  with coconut milk and sugar until thick
Remove from heat and allow to cool - when cold add the yolks passed through a sieve and mix well (that way take out the skin covering the yolk and take out the strong taste). Take again over medium heat until thickened, stirring always


Make a syrup with water and sugar to the point of thread
While the syrup is made beat the egg whites.
Clear the hot syrup in thread and while whisking continuously. Beat until the bowl touching be cold

Unmold the cake and cut to half 
fill and put the icing

Makes 12 servings


Colores said...

qué fotos más bonitas y la tartauhmm que ganas de hincarle el diente:-)

Sory Escudero said...

Qué lugar más hermoso.La tarta es espectacular,maravillosa....

Andréa said...



OLGUIS said...

wow this looks so so good.
Can I have a Piece?

bellini said...

This cake truly does look amazing and thank you for taking us on a journey through the countryside with your beautiful photos.

Margaret said...

Your blog is amazing...I so enjoy getting the notifications of your new entries. From the pictures to the recipes to the descriptions....AMAZING. Thank you so much for sharing all of this!

Mari said...

Wonderful places the ones you visited! The cake looks spectacular. I also love walnut cake :)


Stefania said...

Magnifica torta, ciao

Helene said...

Stunning cake. Love that you are sharing beautiful pictures.

Mary said...

What a lovely cake. Walnuts will be harvested in my area within the next few weeks. Now I have a new recipe to try. Thank you so much. This sounds delicious. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Shannon said...

those are some gorgeous photos!! and that cake, fabulous :)

angela@spinachtiger said...

That cake looks divine. I love the smell of orange blossoms, as I used to live across from orange groves in California. The sweet smell was unforgettable.

kankana said...

Such gorgeous picture and that cake is making me drool! The first photo took my heart away.

Dzoli said...

Beautiful pics and great dishes.Of course my avourite is walnut cake

Marly said...


Para início de conversa acho que você deveria falar mais das suas impressões sobre a cidade e também dos seus passeios, já que este assunto é sempre interessante, rsrs. Quanto ao bolo, que ficou lindo, aliás, conheço esta receita e sei que ela é deliciosa, este era o bolo de nozes que costumávamos fazer no Natal, é maravilhoso realmente,


peachkins said...

what beautiful photos..make me wanna live there,

nieves said...

Hola Sylvia,
unas fotos impresionantes, son preciosas y qué decir de la tarta, una auténtica delicia! Un beso!

Ali said...

the cake looks so divine... care to share :) love the post.

Rachel @ Bakerita said...

Gorgeous pictures and gorgeous cake!
Look absolutely delicious.

Aninha said...

Parabéns pelo blog... gostei muito!! To seguindo :)

Anette said...

Adorei o seu blog!!!
Obrigada pela visita

Fette di Amore gastronomia said...

Amei seu blog! Perfeito!
Obrigado pela visita!


Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

You take absolutely gorgeous photos! I love the photos of this walnut cake and its lovely swirls! :)

Bridget said...

That cake and your photos are gorgeous!! Also sounds so delicious, I need to remember this one.

Jen said...

Your photos are amazing! I love the way you iced your cake like little clouds.

Laube said...

Qué maravilla de fotos y qué pastel más maravilloso.
Un besote

Anonymous said...

Your cake looks simply delicious. I love walnuts. Thanks for taking us on the trip to the country side with you. And thanks for visiting my blog. It was great to see you there.