Genoise Sponge Cake

Tuesday 26 October 2010
After more than a year of quick chats after the church service, we finally caught up properly with the BY family over lunch at my new place. Hubby was bemused by my anxiety attack over what to prepare for 4 adults and 3 kids, all of whom especially the latter, would be ravenous right after church. This meant food had to be prepared the night before. I settled on homemade chicken as well as the ubiquitous ham and cheese finger sandwiches. One can't forget the English staple where children are concerned - sausage rolls which meant another mad dash to Marks and Spencers. I ditched the rice after a disastrous attempt at sushi making and whipped up a quick smoked salmon quiche instead within minutes.

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After poring through my cookbooks, I decided to try out a recipe from my latest bargain purchase from TK Maxx, "Home Bake" by Eric Lanlard, the two time winner of the prestigious Continental Paissier of the Year. The Genoise sponge cake required 8 eggs and tons of sugar, whisked over a pan of simmering water. It was easy to make and sliced although personally, I'd much prefer a lighter sponge texture. The end result is rather impressive. Just try not to think of the cream laden filling and calories too much.




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