I mentioned earlier about crafting yesterday and I sure did craft!! One of the things I have been wanting to do, is make up an apron with a pattern that I bought off the antique market in France. Here it is pictured with some of my other sewing goodies, along side a notebook I made for my shop. It was a "Paris Luxe" pattern for 'Madame' maybe dating from the fifties. I decided to make it up in some Cath Kidston fabric, (extravagant I know!) so voila!!!!
All you need are eggs, caster sugar and plain flour! How simple can that be? And a cake tin of course to bake it in! So, here goes: Weigh out 3oz of caster sugar (sorry I still work in old money!!!) and 3 eggs and place them together in the mixing bowl. Using a whisk attachment, whisk on high for about five mins! In the mean time grease and line your cake tin and put the oven on 180 degrees C.
Now comes the only tricky bit and you just have to be gentle! Sieve the flour on to the mixture. Using a METAL tablespoon, carefully cut and turn the mixture to fold the flour in to the mix. This cake's the main ingredient to make it rise is AIR and if you go beating it now you will beat all the air out and it wont rise! So slowly carefully, delicately does it! Turn the mixture over until you can see no flour on the surface. Use a figure of 8 movement, cut and turn, cut and turn.
Then pour it - not spoon it - pour it into the tin. DO Not Bang the tin or the air bubbles will all burst. bake it in the centre of the oven for about 25-30 mins, until the top springs back slightly when you gently touch it with 3 fingers! Turn it out to cool! So pleased with this one I nearly got the spirit level out!!! I don't think I have ever made one so level!!
Known as a whisked sponge cake, I slice it in half with the bread knife and fill this with strawberry jam and you too can have a yummy tea break like me!!! Enjoy! If you try it let me know how you get on! And No fat in it!!!! Albeit I often sandwich it together with cream and sliced bananas!! Lol! It's best eaten fresh, so don't hold back!!! Thanks Auntie Tricia for my food mixer! I still love it albeit 20 years old! I would not be without one! Cost of cake???? Pennies! off to have a slice! TFLx