Friday, April 8, 2011


I found this recipe on the internet a long time ago. Last night i thought i'd give it a try. This is very much different from the Torta recipe i usually bake. This one is more like a bread texture than the spongy Torta that i make. Torta is a traditional Filipino delicacy in Bohol, Philippines or in this particular recipe from Cebu. Some use carabao or goat's milk for a more exotic taste and pork oil is use to bring out the characteristic Torta taste. But don't panic, we're going to use evaporated milk and vegetable oil instead!

  • kg (4 1/3) all purpose flour
  • 3/4 kg (3 1/3) refined sugar
  • 3T baking powder
  • 1 (300 ml) can evaporated milk
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 10 pcs. egg yolk (save the whites for a delicious ANGEL FOOD CAKE recipe)
  • 1 cup butter, melted and cooled
extra melted butter and sugar

        Combine flour and baking powder. Set aside.
        Beat the egg yolks in meduim to high speed until thick and lemon colored.
        Add in the sugar 1/4 cup at a time beating well after each addition. TRICK: if you want the 
        texture to be finer and therefore more soft, put the sugar in a blender and grind it until the
        granules become fine. You may also use caster sugar.
        When egg yolk-sugar mixture is thick, slowly pour in oil and continue mixing at low speed until well  
        blended. DO NOT OVER BEAT!
        Alternately add in flour mixture and milk beginning and ending with flour. Maker sure you add all
        together in three equal additions only so as no to release as much air.
        Add the melted butter last and mix gently until well blended.
        Pour into Torta molds (or you can use those pot pie tins or large muffin cups and lined with               
        muffin baking cups ( i use those medium size coffee filters instead, sometimes its hard to find those  
        large muffin cups)
        Bake at 200 C for 25 mins.
        Finish off with melted butter and top with sugar.

BON APPETITE! Great for breakfast or a snack. serve with your favorite coffe or ice tea. (Click for recipe)