Mom suggested baking a cake for the doctor who operated on dad. The doc painstakingly took the trouble and time to explain the surgical procedure to us repeatedly. Giving us the assurance to quell our anxieties. But what to bake for a doc who doesn't have a sweet tooth? I did ask what flavour he preferred. All I got was, 'Bake me whatever you are good at'. Seriously, I am still unsure of what cakes I am good at baking.
So after much deliberation, I conclude that chocolate would be the safest choice and few could resist the velvety texture of chocolate mousse. If in any case, the doc didn't like chocolate, doc's missus, daughter and female staff could finish off the cake. Ahah. I went to Sun Lik to get some Valrhona chocolates for the cake. I spotted some chocolate transfer sheet. I have always wanted to test it out so I thought this would be a good time for me to do so. Besides making the cake look polished, I could use it to hide the shortcomings.
I used my chocolate chiffon recipe for the cake base. For the mousse, I turned to one of my favourite bloggers, Florence. I did not try out alot of her recipes but I do find her taste quite similar to mine (in terms of sweetness). Like E said, Florence's recipes are truly trusty ones. I would love to try out her 老婆饼 one of these days.
Adapted from original recipe. Too lazy to type out recipe. Perhaps later.
Thank you Doc. Ong, our heartfelt thanks with a home baked cake. Now, I have to plan to bake for another doc., as decreed by my mom.