Question 2....  

MajorEasy 48M
3805 posts
2/26/2006 6:37 pm
Question 2....


How does one make a sponge cake?? I followed the recipe to the letter but the bleeding thing just wouldn't rise...I ended up with a sweet pie base instead...or a think soft biscuit...*shake head*...it's not rocket science, I know...but the way I see it...it's easier to build a car..


Okie...to be honest...I added some lemon peel (not in the recipe...)...thought it would give the cake a little zest...are sponge cakes allegic to lemons??
Anyone has a clue as to why it's not working for me??

P/S- in case anyone else has the same problem...don't throw the "cake" away..(preferably without lemon...though it's not bad with) cut it up and it's all set for a mean tiramisu...

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eroticleesa 53F

2/26/2006 7:24 pm

could be a few things or a combination of things...eggs not a room temperature, egg whites and sugar not beat til stiff, over-beat batter when added flour and other ingredients, oven not preheated to correct temp..don't think the lemon peel was the cause however. Here's a recipe to try....

6 eggs, separated, 1-2/4C flour (sifted), 1/2 teaspon salt, 1-1/2C sugar, 6Tbsp orange juice, 2-1/2 Tbsp orange peel (grated)

Bring eggs to room temp. Preheat over to 350F. Beat egg whites till foamy, then add 1/2C sugar, 1 Tbsp at a time until whites are stiff. Beat yolks until lemony and thick. Add 1C sugar, beat until very thick. On low, add orange peel and juice. Add flour and beat low 1 minute. Add yolk mix to egg whites and fold in gently. Pour into ungreased tube pan and bake 35-50 minutes. Cool completely before removing pan. Simple and very good...

Enjoy....Leesa


southrnpeach333 52F

2/26/2006 7:45 pm

Can't help you with one. I only know how to eat them not bake them.


MajorEasy 48M
2693 posts
2/27/2006 10:07 am

Thanks leesa...not too different from mine, save a couple of things...why must eggs be room temp???
Hahaha...was confused wondering what you mean by beat low....you must use one of those machine huh?? I use manpower...I do have a strong right arm...

Okie...so instead of orange, I add lemon...what about corn flour and baking powder??...should be fine...I'll give it another go...

Yes southrnpeach...the test is in the eating...

Sassy...sweetie...self raising flour?? The only thing self-raising in that kitchen was me....nothing was said in the recipe about this...whisking method??? There's a name for whacking the heck out of the mixture??

Here's the recipe I got...
Ingredients:
· 5 ounces plain flour
· 1 ounce cornflour
· 2 level tsp. baking powder
· 1/2 level tsp. salt
· 5 ounces caster sugar
· 2 eggs
· 5 tablespoons corn oil
· 5 tablespoons water
Line bottom of two 7" sandwich tins with greaseproof paper and grease lightly. Sieve dry ingredients into a bowl. Separate yolks from whites of eggs. Mix corn oil, yolks and water together lightly with a fork. Stir the mixture into the dry ingredients and beat well to form smooth, slack batter. Whisk egg whites until stiff and fold lightly into mixture. Turn into tins and bake in moderately hot oven (375'F. Mark 5) for 25-30 minutes. Cool on wire tray. Sandwich together with jam and dust with caster sugar or top with icing.

Okie...Sassy the cook...do you know if it's ok to use milk instead of cream for Carbonara...if I reduce the milk before adding...would it still be too watery??


Next up...orgasmic fudge...this can be done in the microwave...so I'm all set...failing which...I'm going to the shop....


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MajorEasy 48M
2693 posts
3/3/2006 9:49 am

Cheers sweetie...sorted...

No choice but used cream and it's beautiful!!

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