Thursday, August 27, 2009

Sponge cake recipe: 22nd Vintage Recipe Thursday

Vintage Recipe Thursday is meant to preserve your own original vintage family recipes, or out-of-print, copyright-free recipes from old cookbooks, magazines, newspapers. You're invited! Get the details by clicking to the Vintage Recipe Thursday Homepage. I post recipes from the Searchlight Recipe Book, first published in 1931. My 16th printing is from 1943. What will you post?

A sponge cake, or genoise, is very versatile, and like it's English name indicates, it soaks up lots of liquids like liqueurs or coffee, and it's also a great choice to serve with Creme Anglaise, or with ice cream. The sponge cake is a classic which should be in every baker's arsenal.

Sponge Cake
6 eggs
1 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
1 cup cake flour
Beat egg yolks until thick. Add salt, sugar, lemon juice, and rind. Mix well. Sift flour, measure, and sift. Fold into egg mixture. Carefully fold in egg whites which have been whipped until they hold their shape. Pour into un-oiled tube pan. Bake in slow oven (325 F.) about 40 minutes.

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  1. I haven't had sponge cake in a long time.I'll have to give it a try. Also going to check out your freebies. I am a freebie nut.
    Happy Cooking and Baking.

  2. Your sponge cake recipe made me smile.
    Years ago, my mother in law would make her famous "whiskey cake" for every Christmas. It was sponge cake soaked in - you guessed it - whiskey! Her daughter in laws spent most of Christmas Eve protecting their children from the potent (and lethal) dessert.

  3. I love a good sponge cake, especially in the summer with a great fruit topping!

  4. Where does one find the Zimmet Waffle recipe?

  5. George: The Zimmet Waffle recipe is one of Grampy's recipes. Just click on his link, above. His server is temperamental, so if it's acting up, email/twitter him. He's very friendly.


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