Friday, 4 November 2011


Now this is what we are talking about when it comes to a dessert for me. I make my GF sponge recipe for this one. If you want to make Ladyfingers and present the Tiramisu in individual dishes the sponge works well for this.

Serves 4      


150ml       Strong Black Coffee
3              tbsp Marsala or Dry Sherry
2              tbsp Brandy
6              Trifle Small Sponges
225g        Mascarpone Cheese
270ml       Double Cream
4              level tbsp Icing Sugar, sifted
25g          Cocoa Powder


In a small bowl, mix together the coffee, Marsala or sherry and brandy. Place half the sponges in a large serving dish (preferably glass) and pour over half the coffee mixture.

In a large mixing bowl, lightly whip the cream then add the mascarpone and icing sugar. Mix until well combined then spoon half the mixture over the trifle sponges.

Place the remaining sponges on top and pour over the remaining coffee.  Top with the remaining mascarpone mixture and smooth the surface.
Sift the cocoa powder over the top and if possible, chill before serving.

Sponge Cake

Like any sponge it can be used for many things. Its great to used to make a layered cake for s kids party. I cant tell the difference and I am sure they wont either.

I love my Terismu and use this recipe as an alternative for when I can not find GF Lady Fingers.


3/4           cup cornflour
1              tsp baking powder
1/8           tsp salt
3              egg whites
3              egg yolks
1/2           cup sugar

Sift corn flour, baking powder and salt together. In a large bowl, beat egg whites until stiff and then beat in egg yolks. Add in sugar gradually and beat until mixture forms a figure 8.

Sift and fold in the dry ingredients and mix until well blend. Pour the batter equally into 2 greased 20cm (8") sandwich pans.

Bake at 180C for about 20 minutes. Remove from pans immediately and cool on wire rack.

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