Sunday, August 01, 2010

Cappuccino Torte

It has been a long long time since I left my blog unattended. As you know, my dad was sick and it was very sad that he passed on in May. My dad was a very very good cook. He can cook almost anything and he learned from observation when he was working in a supermarket when he was young. Almost everything that he cooked is very good. I have only learned part of his skill and I regret not learning more from him.

For a while I have not been baking/cooking but this morning hubby told me that he wants to eat this cake and passed me the recipe book so that I can make it for him. Since this is hubby's request, I made this for him this morning. This is the first time trying this recipe and hubby and son say that it is good. So sharing with you this recipe:

Cappuccino Torte

75g/6 tbsp butter, melted
375g/10oz digestive biscuits/shortbread biscuits, crushed
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
25ml/1.5 tbsp powdered gelatine
45ml/3 tbsp water
2 eggs, separated
115g/1/2 cup soft light brown sugar
115g/4oz dark chocolate, chopped
175ml/6 fl oz/3/4 cup brewed coffee
150ml/2/3 cup whipping cream

1. Mix the melted butter with the crushed biscuits and cinnamon. Spread into the base of a 20cm/8in loose-based tin and press down well. Chill it in fridge/freezer.
2. Sprinkle the gelatine over the water. Leave to soften for 5 minutes then set the bowl over a pan of hot water and stir to dissolve.
3. Whisk the egg yolks with the brown sugar until thick. Put the chocolate in a bowl with the coffee and stir until melted. Add to the egg mixture, then cook gently in a pan for 1-2 minutes until thickened. Stir in gelatine. Leave until just beginning to set, stirring occassionally.
4. Whip the whippine cream until soft peaks form. Whisk the egg white until stiff. Fold the cream into the coffee mixture, followed by the egg white. Pour the mixture over the biscuits base and chill until set.


Anonymous said...

WELCOME back.... sorry to hear about your loss.

Your comment about learning from our parents is ever so true.

Glad to see you back with your wonderful creations.


Cheah said...

Stumbled upon your blog. You have a great blog and lovely pictures and interesting recipes. Will surely visit for more.

Honey Bee Sweets said...

So glad to finally see a post from you! Hope you can find peace after your dad had left. Take care and really hope to see more updates from you. Take care.

Quinn said...

My sincerely deep condolence to you and your family Baking Mum. Looking at how you write about your father in your post, you must have had the highest respect for this man and now that he is gone, you must have felt the impact. I hope everything is back to normal for you since you said he passed in June. Bake more goods for us to see here, you'll realise it has such calming effect and brings you a sense of satisfaction money can't buy.


WendyinKK said...

So glad you're back.
Hope everything is fine by now.

How I wish my hubby will hand me a book and ask me to bake. He wished that I'll bake less instead!!!

Happy Flour said...

Sending to you my deepest condolence.
Stay strong, you still have your family beside you.

Anonymous said...

Hi Hugbear

I have been following your blog for almost 2 yrs.
Sad to hear that your dad has passed on, do take care!

And its a lovely surprise seeing your new post. Look forwd to more wonderful cakes !


busygran said...

So sorry to hear about your dad! You take care!
Your cake makes a good dessert! Yum!

Anonymous said...

hi Hugbear

You have a very warming family n so happy u r back.


Anonymous said...

Hi Hugbear,

Hope everything is well with you.

This cake looks yummy for dessert!

Best regards,

Little Corner of Mine said...

So sorry to hear about your dad. Take care! And welcome back with a wonderful recipe of cappuccino torte to share.

Anonymous said...

Dear Lee Lee,
My deepest condolences for the loss of your Dad! Wen my Grandma passed on, I've never felt such great sorrow and then I lost my Dad too...who was a great cook. I too regret not learning fm him, now its too late... Hope u r feeling better now, take care, kind rgds, k

Anonymous said...

Hi Hugbear,

My deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved father. It is good to see you are back blogging. Take care!

Beginner's Luck.

Anonymous said...

HiLi Li,
Welcome back... :)
Emily Koh

Angel @ Cook.Bake.Love said...

My deep condolence to you and your family. Hope u are doing well.

Welcome back to the blogging and baking world. We miss ur yummy post so much.

Christine Ang said...

Dear Hugbear,

Finally, you are back with your blog as i have been checking almost every week to see you whether you got any updates or any posting of you products.

Sad to know the dad has gone, be strong and take extra care.

Hope to see your baking more often.

Warmest Regards

Amy Goh said...

Welcome back, Lee!

Hope you're better now, looking forward to see more of your dishes and bakes.

Blessed Homemaker said...

So sorry to hear about your dad. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

Anonymous said...

Hi Hugbear,

Happy to see back Hugbear.
Sorry to hear about your loss.My deepest condolence to you n yr family. Be strong n take good care ya.


Anonymous said...

Hi Hugbear,
My deepest condolences to you and your family for your loss.
I understand it's hard for you and hopefully time will ease the pain. Please take care and be strong.
Looking forward to more posts from you.

Best Regards,

Anonymous said...

Hi Baking Mum,

Yes, finally saw your blog's updates.
Sad to know your beloved dad has passed away......
But please be strong. Take good care of yourself and your other family members.
Like others, hope to see your baking/cooking updates.

Best Regards,

Anonymous said...

hi lee lee,

our deepest condolences for the passing of your dad. m sure your family will miss him greatly. pray your mom is coping much better now. may Christ grant her good health and peace in her heart. amen. do send our rgds to her.

sharon n eddie

natasya said...

Lee Lee,

My deepest condolence to you & your family.

Only time can heal the sense of loss and pain but we'll all meeet again someday.

Take care and welcome back.

Anonymous said...

Deepest condolences.


The Bakerwoman said...


yr cake looks good....will try out one of the wkend...

Hope you are coping condolences.


Smarties' paw brother said...

Dear HugBear,
My deepest condolences for the loss of your Dad. Was initially pleasantly surprised to finally see an update to your Blog, but feel sorry about reading about your Dad's passing.
Do take good care of yourself.

Hwee Chin

Cuen said...

Hi Lee Lee, hope everything is well. Take care. I'm sure your dad had went off well in peace.

Glad to see you back. :)

hh said...

Dear Hugbear,
Deepest condolence to you and your family on the passing on of your father.

I read your blog and have tried of the delicious recipes.


Unknown said...

I'm a loyal follower of your blog and have always turned to it for ideas and inspiration. I'm sorry about your loss, but I'm sure you'll find renewed hope and energy very soon.
Take care.

Delphine said...

Hi Baking Mum,
Deepest condolence to you & family for the loss of your family, stay strong & take care. Welcome back.

Bakertan said...

Hi Hugbear,

I am sorry to hear that your father has passed away. I am sure he will continue to live on in your heart. Stay strong and live strongly.

Glad to have you back blogging. You are the one who inspired me to blog and bake.

Take care and cheers =]

Anonymous said...


Used your baked cheesecake recipe yesterday, and it turned out very well.
Thought I checked on your blog again, and was pleasantly surprised to find an update.
So sorry to learn of your dad's passing. My dad has been gone for 29 years but till this day, I still miss and think of him a lot.
Be strong and God Bless!


Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear about your father. My deep condolence to you and your family.


cupcakexgirl said...

Great to see you back - I'm so sorry for your loss :(

Jessica said...

Hello m so sorry to hear about your loss. Be brave and Cary on your dad's legacy by creating more food that he would be proud of k. Take good care.

Bakericious said...

Hi Hugbear, deepest condolence to you and your family. Bee strong and take care.

So happy to see you back, welcome back!

Delphine said...

Hi Baking Mum,
Sorry I should have sent my deepest condolence to you & family for the loss of your father, stay strong & take care, regreted for the typing error. Welcome back

xan said...

Dear Lee Lee

So sorry to hear about the loss of your father. Your cooking & baking skills are superb & your father would be proud of you.

Welcome back!


Anonymous said...

Yo Leeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Good to have you back again!!!

I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences to you and your family. Be Strong and God Bless :)


Angela (tibits)

Miss B @ Everybody Eats Well in Flanders said...

hello bakingmum

Sorry to hear about the loss of your father. Be strong! But i am glad to see u back at ur blog.

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear about the loss of your father. Be brave.

But glad that you are back:> Have def learn a lot from you ever since I follow your blog. Keep it up!

Thanks for coming back:>


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