Stephanie's Sponge with Cream & Raspberries Recipe from The Cook and The Chef (ABC TV), Wednesday, 13 February 2008: Season 3 Episode 1
Stephanie Alexander’s Sponge Recipe from the Cooks Companion.
These are the ingredients for one normal cake that is then cut in half and filled. If going ‘over the top’ like I did on the screen it will be necessary to make two sponges separately (not double the mix) and double the filling.
Ingredients: Cake: 120g cornflour 4 teaspoons custard powder 1 teaspoon cream of tartar 1/2 teaspoon bicarb soda 4 large eggs 2/3 cup of castor sugar
Filling: 300 ml cream 230 gm fresh raspberries Icing sugar for dusting
Method: Preheat oven to 170°C. Butter a 20cm x 5cm deep round cake tin and line it with baking paper forming a collar above the tin’s edge.
Sift dry ingredients, except sugar, twice. This makes it easier to fold the dry ingredients in.
Beat egg whites and sugar in an electric mixer until thick and meringue like, not to a peak. Beat in egg yolks one at a time. Fold in dry ingredients gently but thoroughly.
Spoon mixture into tin and place in middle of oven at 170°C for 18-28 mins or until cake feels springy when touched lightly in centre. Remove and cool for a minute on a wire rack, away from draughts, then slip cake out of tin and peel off paper. Invert cake on a clean tea towel and cool completely, then split and sandwich with cream.
Whip cream until just firm, spread evenly over one side of sponge and top with raspberries. Place second sponge on top and dust with icing sugar. Optional to add more raspberries on the top of the sponge too.
Last Edit: Nov 23, 2018 16:16:41 GMT 10 by SeaDragon