Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Sweetheart Torte

Happy Valentine's Day to all my dearest friends & readers! What a special day for all of us..... to express our feelings to the love ones. Valentine's Day doesn't just mean for lovers but to all the people we love dearly. And it doesn't even mean you need to spend a lot.... even a simple meal or bake will make the day too.

And here's a little something from me to all.

Ingredients for Biscuit Sponge :
(A)
5 egg yolks
2 tbsp sugar

(B)
5 egg whites
3-1/2 tbsp sugar
1/4 tspn lemon juice
1/4 tspn cream of tartar

(C)
150gm superfine flour

Method :
(1) beat ingredients (A) untill creamy pale.
(2) then slowly add in half of ingredient (C) untill well combined, set aside.
(3) whisk ingredients (B) untill foamy and stiff.
(4) now, fold mixture (B) into mixture (A) into 3 batches, alternately with the remaining flour.
(5) fill batter into pipping bag and squeeze batter onto baking tray lined with parchment paper.
(*can make four 8" trays or two 9x13" tray of sponge.)
(6) bake at preheated oven 160'C for about 30-35 mins or untill brown.
*

Ingredients for Coffee Cream :
90ml hot brew coffee
1/2 tbsp gelatine
1 tbsp sugar
1 egg yolk
1 cup thickened cream

Method :
(1) combine hot coffee and gelatine and cook over low heat untill dissolved, then set aside.
(2) beat egg yolk and sugar untill creamy.
(3) pour coffee mixture into egg yolk mixture and stir well.
(4) then slowly add in thickened cream and mix till combined.
(5) keep chilled for 15 mins or untill set/spreadable.
*
White Chocolate Ganache :
60gm white chocolate, chopped
40gm heavy cream
(melt chocolate and cream in a saucepan over boiling water)
*1/2 cup strawberry jam

TO ASSEMBLE :
(1) cut biscuit sponge with a heart shape cutter as many as you can.
(2) squeeze on the white chocolate ganache around the biscuit.
(3) fill biscuits with strawberry jam and then follow by coffee cream.
(4) then stack them up and decorate the top biscuit as desired.

I have the sponge and cream ready 2 days before. I wasn't really sure what I wanted to do with them at first. Well, it happened spontaneously this afternoon.... just a click! And ta...da..... here's my little sweetheart torte! Something sweet & lovely for myself and the kids. :o) Hope you will like it too.

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY TO ALL !

I'm sending this to Martha @ Valentine's Party, Chaya @ Meatless Monday and Cuisine Paradise @ Aspiring Baker #4.

44 comments:

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

I love the heart shaped cakes! Beautiful!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Anncoo said...

WOW Kristy! The is very beautiful sweetheart torte, will definitely melts your sweetheart!
Happy Valentine's Day!

divya said...

Simply amazing.. Happy Valentine's day!

Kumi said...

Happy V-day to you, too, Kristy! This is such a lovely cake. I'll trade one with melting moments any time.. (but I'm sure I'll be getting the better end of the deal) ;-)

Honey Bee Sweets said...

The torte is so pretty Kristy! I envy the lucky person enjoying this. :) it is definitely made with love....many layers too! ;) Happy Valentine's Day to you Kristy!

AngelineBK said...

Wow, splendid kristy, I think gonna reserved this recipe for my hubb birthday or next year valentines day!

Small Kucing said...

with layers of love.

The Sweetylicious said...

that's so nice and lovely! (:

Heavenly Housewife said...

Kristy, this is so pretty, you can tell it was made with love! Happy Valentines Day!
*kisses* HH

Esther said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you too. This is such a cute idea. :)

Saju Sharfu said...

love the cake..happy valentines day!

Lyndsey said...

You sure put a lot of love in those beautifull Valentine treats! I want to move in with you! They look so yummy!

We are just grilling some steaks for dinner tonight. Isn't it nice to have a day just for "LOVE"?!!

tigerfish said...

Looks lovely! Happy Valentine's Day!

Jennifer said...

Beautiful little sponge cakes! The coffee cream sounds delicious!

CaThY said...

Pretty n sweet sponges ! ;)

FOODESSA said...

Ohhh...Kristy...what a very special treat you've offered us today. Just too adorable!

Happy and loving hugs to you my friend,
Claudia

Chunky Cooky said...

The heart shaped cakes are so beautifully done !

Claudia said...

This is brimming with love. I really like the idea of the coffee cream - then I could have it for breakfast! Happy Valentine's Day!

ICook4Fun said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you too Kristy. Beautiful sweetheart torte.

Hayley said...

I love it! Something just perfect for Valentines Day!
Happy Valentine's Day to you Kristy!

Jess @ Bakericious said...

Kristy Happy Velentines Day! The sweetheart torte looks so sweet!

Belinda @zomppa said...

What a gorgeous treat - love the spongy cake. Happy Valentine's Day!

penny aka jeroxie said...

Happy V day! I love this LOVE sponge cake. :)

j3ss kitch3n said...

Happy Valentine's Day Kristy! the torte looks gorgeous!

Mary said...

Kristy, what a marvelous treat for Valentine's Day. These are lovely to look at and I'm sure they are delicious. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

reanaclaire said...

So heartful of love, Kristy! How was your Valentine?

Magic of Spice said...

Such a lovely treat...perfect for valentines :)

Shirley said...

Your family must have loved that.

Jet said...

Your sweetheart torte is just marvelous! Thanks for sharing!

Blackswan said...

Lovely hearts! Definitely love to have some. Yum! Looks like you'd a great time too :)

Happy Valentine's Day to u too & do check out what I'd prepared for my V-day Dinner @ Flirting With Food On Valentine’s Day

Pegasuslegend said...

your cakes always look like they came right from a professinal bakery just perfection!

MaryMoh said...

Oh wow....that's beautiful and romantic! I love it :D

Jeannie said...

Kristy, that looks so lovely! So romantic too:D

Angie's Recipes said...

How romantic and pretty those mini heart cakes! You are a baking queen~!

lena said...

such a sweet and lovely cake!I;m sure they taste fabulous too!

Pam said...

Love this! They look so pretty and I'm sure they're delicious! Perfect for V-Day and I hope you had a great one!

Drick said...

oh my goodness, those are so cute, so desirable and I know so delicious... hope you had a swell day...

Biren @ Roti n Rice said...

Your Sweetheart Torte looks really sweet :) Hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day.

Diana's Cocina said...

These are darling ~ Hope you had a great valentines day.

denise @ quickies on the dinner table said...

Kristy your cake is so pretty I cannot tahan to see LOL Hope you had a wonderful V Day with your darling and your loved ones too. So true that Valentine's Day is not just for lovers - more people should remember that, then the ones who have no sweethearts won't be so sad ;)

Barbara said...

Those are truly adorable, Kristy! Am saving the recipe.
Hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day!

Alice Law said...

Impromptu one also can bake such awesome pastry, can I borrow your talent?!^-^

It's really nice, I wish I can bake this too! Btw, wishing you a happy Chap Goh Mei!

Martha (MM) said...

You are just amazing!!! Thanks so much for linking these up for the Valentine's Party! :-)

Priya's Feast said...

Nice blog...loads of desserts...

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