Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Mmmmm......ginger fluff sponge!
I haven't made one of these since home ecc classses in High School and let me tell you that's a veeeerrry long time ago.My sister Anne gave me the recipe for my grandma's ginger fluff sponge and I killed it!! It was not light and fluffy like a sponge is supposed to be and resembled a stodgy madeira cake :( Off course after talking to Anne I realised I shouldn't have used the electric mixer as I beat all the air out of the poor thing! So I tried the other recipe she gave me and this is how it turned out.......way much better! Of course I've hidden the dip in the top of the cake (due to taking it out sooner than I should have even though I was following the baking time in the instructions) You should have seen my face when I saw it caving in!So next time and yes there will be a next time I'll turn the oven to 190 instead of 200 and time it for 30 min's not the 10-15 min's it had me baking it for this one.As you can see I loooove cream and I'm already taste testing it and let me tell you even with the dip in the top it certainly tastes like grandma's ginger fluff sponge :)
Now that I've gained some experience and knowledge in making sponges I'll try making my grandma's one again as she made the BEST ginger fluff sponge!!