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Sponge
« on: June 05, 2018, 01:26:09 am »
INGREDIENTS
4 eggs
3/4 cup caster sugar (small measure)
3/4 cup cornflour
1 tablespoon custard powder
1 dessertspoon plain flour
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon carb soda

Method
Pre heat the oven to 180 deg.
Sieve the dry ingredients together 3 times
Beat the eggs in  an electric mixer until thick and creamy and the mixture holds its shape
Gradually add the sugar a little at a time.  It should take about 15 - 20 mins to do this.
Lightly fold in the dry ingredients until just combined,   I use a small hand whisk for this.
Pour the mixture into two greased and lined 8" (20cms) round cake tins and bake for 20 - 25 mins.
Turn out onto a teatowel coverd cake rack and allow to cool.   I turn mine over again so the top is showing
Fill with jam and cream or sliced strawberries and cream.
Ice or decorate the top as you wish.
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Re: Sponge
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2018, 02:42:27 am »
Thanks for that Margaret. There is nothing like a sponge with some jam and cream, then strawberries if they are in season.
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Re: Sponge
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2018, 09:50:18 am »
Thanks Margaret, I love a simple sponge cake.
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Re: Sponge
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2018, 04:34:22 pm »
Thanks Margret. :-*
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Re: Sponge
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2018, 12:31:55 pm »
Thanks Margaret, I love a simple sponge cake.
Yes thank you Margaret. This looks beautiful and very clear instructions.


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Re: Sponge
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2018, 02:16:42 am »
It is MILís 90th birthday tomorrow. She isnít able to chew anything very hard so we decided a sponge birthday cake would be fine. I usually use an old recipe of Mumís but Margaretís looks so nice I thought I would give it a try. Here goes.........
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Re: Sponge
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2018, 05:45:34 pm »
How did it turnout Cookie.
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Sponge
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2018, 07:37:26 am »
I must post a photo. Thank you Margaret it is the best sponge I have ever made. So light it melted in your mouth. I put home made Strawberry jam and cream in the centre, and cream and strawberries on the top. After we had all had a slice we gave the rest to the carers at the nursing home.
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Re: Sponge
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2018, 07:57:10 am »
OMG thatís a whopper cookie.  How many layers did you make? 
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« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2018, 12:27:41 pm »
Only two Judy. I planned to do it in the morning before we left, and of course I slept in! 
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Re: Sponge
« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2018, 01:18:42 pm »
An incredible sponge Cookie.  8)
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Re: Sponge
« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2018, 01:23:23 am »
WOW Cookie, that is amazing, I am so glad it worked for you.
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Re: Sponge
« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2018, 02:58:42 am »
It's a great recipe Margaret, thanks.
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