Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Thank you for your suggestions for my baker's block last week! There are a few recipes that I will be trying, maybe even today! I ended up going with this chocolate sponge cake recipe. I had never made a sponge cake before, and apparently duck eggs are the bees knees for sponges. Something simple that I could jazz up. The idea was to make a "slab" and cut squares and put cream and strawberries on top. Which I did. So I went to work, starting off with these beauties.
I had to beat until soft peaks formed. I don't know if it's baby brain, or the fact that it's been quite a long time since I've baked, but I used the mixing attachment instead of the whisking attachment on my Kenwood. It took almost 20 minutes for those soft peaks to form. Oops.
I chucked it in my pan and into the oven, and played the waiting game. It looked a bit lumpy, but I hoped for the best.
And I got it! So it seemed... When I took it out of the oven it looked like this: