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Title: Pan Di Spagna - Basic Genoise (Sponge Cake)
Categories: Cakes, Chocolate, Fruits
Yield: 2 servings
2 Egg yolks
6 1/2 oz Sugar
1 ts Vanilla
6 1/2 oz Cake flour
1/4 ts Cornstarch
Salt - a pinch
Calories per serving: Number of Servings: 2 Fat
grams per serving: Approx. Cook Time: Cholesterol per
serving: Marks: *DIRECTIONS* Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
1. Blend the eggs, egg yolks, and sugar in a mixer bowl with a wire
whip attachment until the mixture doubles in volume-about 15 minutes on
high speed. Just before stopping the mixer, add the vanilla and mix in.
2. Sift together the cake flour, cornstarch and salt. fold dry
mixture into egg mixture with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula, just
3. Coat two 10-inch round cake pans with shortening.
Pour the batter into the pans and put them immediately into a preheated
350 degree oven. Bake until tops are springy to the touch, about minutes. 4. Remove the cakes from the pans and cool on a wire rack.
When cool, use a long serrated knife to slice off the tops of the cakes.
For tirami su or other layer cakes, divide each cake into three
uniform layers with a serrated knive. Makes two cakes. Suggested
wine: Passito del Santo Chef Andrea says in his book, "We bake all
our own cakes an Andrea's, and this is the one we probably bake most
often. It is the basis for our own tirami su, our strawberry cake, and a few others." From La Cucina di Andrea's cookbook by Andrea Apuzzo.
89-63780 Published by dell'ART, Inc. Andrea's Restaurant
Street Metairie, Louisiana, 70002 --