G?noise (my first orange sponge cake)
Kenwood Breadmaker BM450
Braun Multiquick 5 with whisk attachment
Photo: Braun Multiquick 5
Photo: whisk attachment
(It is NOT a pre-requisite. Stainless steel whisk can be used)
Photo: Stainless Steel whisk
Photo: Silicon spatula
Bowl and jar
Preparation including tool/equipment cleaning 1 hr
Baking 50 min
All Purpose Flour 57 g
Cornstarch 14 g
salt 1/4 tsp
3 medium eggs
sugar 160 g (divide to 2 equal portions)(original recipe using 200g)
Orange juice 2 tbsp water plus 1/2 tbsp orange juice, fresh made
vanilla extract 1/2 tsp
Orange rind 1/2 tbsp
lemon juice 1/2 tsp (as stabilizer)
Sift all-purpose-flour, cornstarch and salt 5 times into a small bowl allowing the mixture aerated.
Heating the breadmaker without the baking pan plugged in to 350 deg F. It takes 10 min on Kenwood Breadmaker BM450
Beating the egg yolks:
1. Whisk the egg yolks at low speed until mixed together
2. Then, add following ingredients in order
3. Start whisking at medium-low and increase the speed gradually to high. When the mixture becomes light in color, stop whisking. It takes about 5 minutes.
On lifting up the whisk attachment, the mixture falls in a ribbon pattern sitting on top of the swirl for few seconds before sinking.
Folding flour into the egg yolk mixture:
1. Sprinkle half of the flour mixture prepared before over the egg yolk mixture and gently manual-whisk the latter to make a smooth batter, without beating.
2. Repeat with another half of the flour mixture.
3. Cover the bowl and set the egg yolk mixture aside.
Beating the egg white:
1. Beat the egg white with the whisk attachment at medium-low speed until foamy.
2. Add lemon juice and continue whisking until the foam becomes white and opaque in colour.
3. Increase to turbo speed and add the remaining portion of sugar at the side of the container. Continue whisking until the egg white foams light and fluffy.
4. After stop whisking and lifting the whisking attachment, the egg white should fall on the surface of the batter forming a peak.
Folding the mixtures :
1. Add a small portion of the beaten egg white to the egg yolk batter and stir with whisk attachment lightly.
2. Pour the rest of the beaten egg white on the surface of the egg yolk batter. With the silicon spatula, fold the mixture carefully avoiding the egg whites lost its size.
1. Scrape the batter into the baking pan and plugin the same in the preheated breadmaker
2. Bake the cake until the cake is well risen and firm.
3. The cake becomes golden brown on top forming a slight dome.
4. Cool the cake in its pan on a wire rack for aprox 15 minutes.
A nice orange sponge cake baked. Actually the principle is similar to manufacturing foam rubber, making the rubber set before the bubbles burst.
I have following questions in anticipating to receive comment and/or suggestion;
1) If I need to make the cake more sponge what I shall I add or do?
2) I already reduce the quantity of sugar. It is still too sweet. If I reduce more would it be detrimental to air bubbles. If YES what shall I do?
3) Can I add nuts OR seeds to the sponge cake before baking?
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