Sponge Fingers Recipe
Cooking Time: 7-10 minutes
You will need:
2 oz. flour 2 eggs
2 oz. castor sugar castor sugar to dredge
1 Grease and flour a tray of sponge finger tins.
2 Sieve the flour.
3 Whisk the eggs and sugar together in a basin over hot water until thick.
4 Fold in the flour.
5 Turn mixture into the tins, sprinkle well with castor sugar.
6 Bake in a hot oven (425°F – Gas Mark 7) until golden and firm.
7 Turn out on to a wire tray to cool.
Lemon sponge fingers: Make as before and when cold sandwich biscuits together in pairs with lemon curd. Dip ends of each in lemon flavoured glac6 icing (85).
Danish delights: Make sponge fingers as before. Spread thick glac6 icing (85) over top of each biscuit and sprinkle thickly with chopped mixed peel.
Chocolate fingers: Make sponge fingers, see left. Melt a 2-oz. bar plain chocolate in a cup. Dip each finger into the chocolate, allowing the chocolate to come half-way up each finger. Stand the biscuits in a small cup or basin, plain side down, until dry.
Sponge drops: Make mixture as for sponge fingers, see left, adding a few drops vanilla essence to whisked eggs and sugar. Spoon the mixture into a forcing bag, fitted with a plain 1-in. nozzle. Pipe into rounds, well apart, on a greased floured tin. Bake in a hot oven (425°F- Gas Mark 7) for 7-10 minutes until lightly coloured. Lift carefully on to a wire tray. When cold, dredge with castor sugar or coat top of each with a little glac6 icing (85).