Wednesday, 3 April 2013
Victoria sponge the thermomix way
I wasn't really expecting much from this but I was pleasantly surprised. Here is Mary Berry's recipe married with the Thermione technique.
Preheat oven to 170 (180 for non fan)
Prepare 2 cake tins by greasing around and placing circle of parchment in the base of each tin.
4 free range eggs
Put the eggs into the bowl and beat at 5/few seconds
225g caster sugar
225 fat (soft butter, baking spread or the equivalent)
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
Add the sugar, the fat and the vanilla. Mix 40 secs/speed 7
Add the butterfly. Whisk 3 mins/speed 4
225g SR flour
2 tsp baking powder
Mix at speed 3-4 in pulses of about 3 seconds until all is combined.
Scrape down the sides and mix once more. The mixture should be of a dropping consistency
Divide the mixture between the two tins and bake for 25 - 30 mins mins.
Remove from the oven and let them cool in the trays for about 5 mins, then turn out onto a cooling rack.
Fill/ice when cold.