Sunday, July 06, 2008

Chocolate Mint Torte
















Biscuit Base:

250 gm. Chocolate Biscuits of your choice (Khong Guan Biscuits)
30 gm. almond nibs
100 gm. melted Buter


Chocolate cream filling:

300 gm. chocolate - good quality
9 gm. Gelatine powder mixed with 30 gm. of water (microwave for 20 secs)
90 gm. liquid glucose
90 gm. water - warm
380 gm. Whipped cream - whisked
1 tsp. peppermint essence

Topping:

200 gm. dark chocolate
100 gm. UHT whipping cream
1 tbsp. liquid glucose or Corn syrup (Karo brand)

Method:

(1) Biscuit base: Blend the biscuits and then mix with almond nibs and melted butter. If mixture is too dry, add in a little more of melted butter.
Press mixture into a 9" springform tin (round) or a loose-bottomed tin. Chill in refrigerator till set.
(2) Double boil chocolate till melted. Add in liquid glucose and water, stir till well combined. Add in gelatine mixture and stir.
(3) Whisk cream till slightly thickened. Fold in chocolate mixture and then add in peppermint essence. Pour mixture into prepared biscuit base and chill for at least 4 hours till set.
(4) Pour Topping on top and let it set before serving.
(5) For topping: heat cream then add in chocolate and liquid glucose and stir till combined. Pour on top of set chocolate cream filling.

51 comments:

Jeannie said...

another oo la la recipe.......would you be kind enough to share ???

Anonymous said...

Hi aunty,
This cake looks delicious!
Can you share this recipe with me at doodlenote@yahoo.com.sg?
Thks!

Cheery

Anonymous said...

Hi Lucy,

How are u? I tried the steamed soft banana cake last week and it turns out great. My colleagues and family says it taste great too! ;)
However i replace corn oil with butter more fragrant.

Lucy, does this mint torte requires baking? Possible to share the recipe?

Regards
Mei

yochana said...

Hi Mei,

This cake doesn't need baking.

thumbs up for your Steamed Banana Cake.

rgds

Anonymous said...

oh really? hmm.. it looks great..

Hope u are able to share the recipe. :)

Thanks

Regards
Mei

Anonymous said...

Hi aunty,
My kids like this cake very much. Can you pls share this recipe with me. lilianhengml@yahoo.com

Many thanks
Lilian

Devilina said...

alo...

I came across your webby when I was looking for some recipes to sweep Hubby off his feet.

I'm a beginner so I'll prolly need lots of guidance from you.

Willing to share the recipe for this cake?

Anonymous said...

Hi Aunty..

Oh goodness!!! This is too much!! hehehe... I am always amazed with ur baking skills... I hv tried a few recipe and all turned out good... got to love ur awfully chocolate banana cake... i hv baked it several times!

Question: do u take cupcakes order?

pat said...

ooo...looks delicious! can you plz post the recipe for this when u are free?

yochana said...

Hi anonymous,

Yes I do take cupcake orders.

rgds

Anonymous said...

Hi auntie Yochana, the cake looks great!!! would you mind sharing the recipe with me? My email address is l_dwi82@yahoo.com. thanks a lot....love your website

Leny said...

Hi auntie yochana, the cake looks great. Would you mind sharing the recipe with me at l_dwi82@yahoo.com? Thanks a lot. love your website...How do you find time to bake so much everyday? Do you have a bakery?

yochana said...

Hi Leny,

No bakery shop lah...I'm just a Homebaker.

rgds

Anonymous said...

Hey Aunty,
I'm so amazed this recipe doesnt require baking! Really hope you can share this recipe!

cheers!

Anonymous said...

Aunty! I want a slice of this! =)

Cui

yochana said...

Hi cui,

sure no problem.

rgds

Lily said...

Hi aunty,

Pls share the recipe with us to fill the joy! Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Hi Aunty...

Tks for the reply... how do i get in touch with u? I need to order abt 150 cupcakes as favours... how do i get in touch with u? email us ur contacts at auefamily@gmail.com... tks again auntie!

Rima Aue

Anonymous said...

Hi Aunty,

Are you selling cakes that u post, let me know so that i can place order too.

yochana said...

Hi anonymous,

Just email me at: yochana2001@hotmail.com if you want to place an order.

rgds

Anonymous said...

Hi Aunty,

Could u pls share the recipe for this cake, it looks so delicious...or do u need my email address ? Pls let me know and thanks in advance.

Anonymous said...

Hi auntie Yochana,

i dun have an oven at home so I love all non-bake stuff. Do you mind sharing this recipe with me? My email address is teddy1412@yahoo.com.
Thanks!

Devilina said...

Hi Yochana

My email addy is edar80@gmail.com.

Hope you can share the recipe with us. Thanks in advance ~

Anonymous said...

Hi Aunty,

You're so kind to share the recipe with all of us...thks and appreciate that. BTW, where to find the liquid glucose? Can it be replaced by 'sugar melt in water'? thks again.

yochana said...

Hi anonymous.

Instead of Liquid Glucose, you can use Corn syrup (Karo Brand). You can get it from Cold Storage. Liquid Glucose is available from Sun Lik.

rgds

maine_maine said...

Hi Aunty,

Just want to thank you for sharing this recipe with us...we really appreciate it...U know, you are just like a baking mentor to all of us..btw..do you conduct baking classes?

yochana said...

hi maine_maine,

I want to conduct classes but very lazy leh.... A lot of work to do. Got to do preparations and gather students. Sometimes students confirm but never turn up.

rgds.

Amy said...

Thanks, Yochanna! For sharing recipe for this yummy looking cake. Must try soon....

Devilina said...

Aunty...

Thanks for sharing ...*muakS*

Btw, can I get all the ingredients from Sun Lik? eg. almond nibs etc...

yochana said...

Hi Develina,

You can get everything from Sun Lik.

rgds

Anonymous said...

hi aunty!!
i tried this recipe it'sreally good and tasty too.thank u sooooooooo muchhhhhhh.i'mso happy

yochana said...

Hi anonymous,

You're most welcome.

Thumbs up!!

rgds

Maya said...

Hey! The minute I saw this I knew I wanted this for my birthday and I did it! Initially I got it wrong, I used the dairy whip for the mousse and the taste was yucky. Lucky I tried a small portion, so ended up heating the whipped dairy cream (which didn't seem right but didn't want to waste) and pour on the chocs. Anyway, the end result was fabulous. It was a great bday treat for me!!!!

Anonymous said...

Dear aunty,

Do we need to use dairy or non- dairy whipping cream and than we gotta whisk the cream right

rgds,
reena

yochana said...

Hi Reena,

I used "Pour N Whip" and yes you have to whip it up.

rgds

M.I.L.U said...

hi aunty,
may i ask you where can i find liquid glucose and Corn syrup?

M.I.L.U

Aunty Yochana said...

hi M.I.L.U

Liquid Glucose - Sun Lik or Phoon Huat.

Corn syrup - Sun Lik / cold storage / NTUC.

rgds

Leen said...

Hi aunty,
I've tried this, taste is good and refreshing. The topping is quite 'chewy'and centre cream is soft. Is this the right texture? I'm unable to slice as nice as yours. How did you do it? I did chill for ~8 hours, and because the cream is still soft, I froze it and the cream did turn harder but difficult to slice. Thank you for your advice.

Anonymous said...

Hi Aunty

Thank you for sharing receipe. I did one last week and its super yummy~ But the only problem I have is the top coat chocolate harden after putting it in the fridge for 1 day. Possible to make it soft and chewy?

Smurffy

Anonymous said...

Hi Aunty

I've tried making one and its very nice. All my colleagues and family love it. But there is a problem. The topping chocolate becomes harden when I leave it in the fridge overnight. I used UHT whipping cream for that. May I know where is the problem or it is meant to be like this? Thks!

Smurffy

Jae said...

Hi Aunty Yochana,

May I know what is the different between UHT whipping cream and whipped cream in your recipe?

I am interested to make this cake but in Austrlia, we only have heavy cream.. is this the same with your whipping cream?

Sorry for being annonyed.

Thanks heap.

Jae

b said...

hello aunty,
may i know whether the whipping cream used in the recipe is sweetened or unsweetened? thanks in advance :)

b said...

aunty pls tell me >.<

Aunty Yochana said...

Hi b

UHT whipping cream is Diary whip cream like President, Elle Vire or Fischli. You can get Elle vire from sun lik but you must becareful when you whip it.

rgds

Aunty Yochana said...

Hi anonymous

any ganache or chocolate chilld in the fridge will normally harden.

rgds

b said...

hi aunty,
may i ask again the whhipping cream for the cream filling is also UHT whipping cream or only for the topping? both also dairy whipping cream? thank you aunty

Kathryn said...

hi aunty pls advise how should i adjust the recipe to fit in a 7x7x3square pan without having too much excess left over? is there a guide somewhere which i can refer to?

Aunty Yochana said...

Hi Kathryn

Make 3/4 of the recipe.

rgds

Kathryn said...

thanks aunty :D I will be making it next friday

Mallory said...

Hi Auntie Yochana.
The "Whipped cream - whisked" is it i need to use UHT whipping cream to whisked & add sugar to create?

Thanks

Mallory Yen said...

Hi Aunty Yochana.

I try the chocolate Mint torte again.

Everything seen to be fine so far, i think?

When i boil the Topping for long time, i notice that there is alot of oil/liquid(?) coming out from the dark chocolate. Is that normal?
Then later, in the end, i throw away the liquid.
When i put ice underneath the bowl, and i keep rolling the chocolate, it become like a chocolate dough.

My filing is very soft. When i put the topping, it looked like the filling going to sallow down the toping. lol

After i put in freezer, the next day, when i take out & put in the room for 2 min, it melts.
Is that normal?

Any advice, please do let me know.
Thanks