October 10, 2005

Mousse Cake

Two weekends ago, I made Nigella’s Chocolate Mousse Cake for Amy’s BBQ party. Too bad Josh was off that week, so he didn’t get to try any. It was a nothing-to-look-at cake, unlike this cheaterbug, very damp and became very mousse-like when refrigerated.

Fortunately for him, last weekend, I also tried my hand at an old 80’s recipe from one of my mom’s cookbooks. The author is someone by the name of Mrs Handy! Can you beat that? Anyway, the cake turned out quite well, great texture, very moist, even though I made the same mistake of over-filling the tins and it volcanoed again.

Oh, I forgot to mention. It’s a corn butter cake, and uses one of my favourite ingredients of all time, cream-style corn. Will post the recipes if anyone asks.

And last weekend, Jimmy and I had dinner at my friend’s place. I must say that the dining experience has improved greatly since she learnt to use salt.

Posted by Karen at October 10, 2005 12:43 AM in food & drinks

Good enough that I finished half of it… wait for the end of the week ;)

Posted by: jbarks at October 13, 2005 02:30 AM

Is the cookbook by Mrs Handy a local one? If so, she might be Ellice Handy, formerly principal of MGS. I remember my mom (an old girl) mentioning her, from the immediate postwar years, I think.

Corn butter sounds so interesting! (Though I don’t bake.)

Posted by: Tyym at October 14, 2005 12:06 AM

Who’s Tyym? :-P

It might very well be Ellice Handy, I kinda remember the name mentioned somewhere in the book.

Posted by: Karen at October 14, 2005 02:16 PM

Hey, last weekend Jimmy made his fantastic ribs and we stayed in the entire weekend. Watched the heavy downpour and three episodes of Apprentice + two episodes of Desperate Housewives.

And pretty much drifted in and out of sleep + surfing + slurping barley with gingko nuts and beanskin.

Posted by: Karen at October 17, 2005 07:21 PM

Must be Ellice Handy. My mom has her recipie book. Not sure if she has one or two books out, but this one is quite old, earlier than 1980s. You have a classic on your hands, Karen. Those recipes are really quite good too, according to my mom at least. :-)

Posted by: kisane at October 17, 2005 09:57 PM

Yup, I checked the book last weekend and it was indeed Ellice Handy. It wasn’t a book by her though. I think it was a Female compilation recipe book. You know how old the book is when one of the recipe for Indian sweets called for 1kg of buffalo milk!

Gonna post the recipe this weekend, cos one of my friends wants it!

Posted by: Karen at October 17, 2005 10:02 PM
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