Saturday, July 3, 2010

look- i made a sponge cake!!!

i was issued with a challenge- to create a cake exactly like the ones the hippo chows down on from the 'hippopotamus on the roof series'. (the collection is a BIG hit in my house!)

armed with one sponge recipe i set to work.

4 eggs separated
170g caster sugar

1 tablespoon of water
170g corn flour
1 dessertspoon of flour
2 teaspoons of baking powder
1 teaspoon of vanilla essence

1. using an electric mixer beat the egg whites until stiff
2. heat sugar & water in a pot until boiling, stir continuously
3. add water to the egg whites & beat. now wack in the egg yolks & vanilla essence
4. reduce the beater speed & then gradually add all the flours (once sifted) & the baking powder
5. bake @ 160degrees for 20ish minutes

...drum roll please... da first ever sponge (a.k.a hippo cake!)

it is iced with "steve the builder's butter cream icing" & filled with whipped cream & jam

jules X

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