Sunday, 21 October 2012

The Best Sponge Recipe

OK so we all know chefs are notorious for making recipes look harder than they really are so here's my top sponge mix, Baking cakes is more scientific than my normal approach to cooking but this is one recipe I really stick to.


500g self raising flour
500g sugar
500g butter or margarine
8 eggs

In the mixer beat the life out of the butter sugar and eggs until light and fluffy, throw in your flour and fold it in don't beat it gain it will ruin the gluten in the flour and won't rise properly. Grease your baking tin and line the bottom with grease proof paper. Spoon in your mixture and cook on 150c for about 45 mins or until a skewer comes out clean when poked in the middle. Makes about 10 portions.

You can literally chuck in any flavour you like but if your making chocolate throw a couple of glugs of oil in the mix to keep it moist.

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