Easy Homemade Sponge Fingers

    38 minutes

    For the best tiramisu or trifle you should try making your own sponge fingers. They are easier to make than you might think!

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    Serves: 48 

    • 4 eggs, separated
    • 2/3 cup (150g) caster sugar
    • 1 cup (125g) plain flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:8min  ›  Ready in:38min 

    1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees C. Line two 30x45cm baking trays with baking paper. Fit a large pastry bag with a plain round tube.
    2. Place egg whites in bowl and beat on high until soft peaks start to form. Slowly add 2 tablespoons of the sugar and continue beating until stiff and glossy.
    3. In another bowl beat egg yolks and remaining sugar. Whip until thick and very pale in colour.
    4. Sift flour and baking powder. Fold half the egg white whites into the egg yolk mixture. Fold in flour, and then add the remaining egg whites.
    5. Transfer mixture to the pastry bag and pipe sponge fingers, about 10-15cm in lenght, out onto prepared baking trays.
    6. Bake in preheated oven for 8 minutes or until firm to touch and golden in colour.

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    Used different ingredients. Very good -- the only thing I would suggest is the importance of a bit of vanilla (1/2 tsp) to give great flavour  -  21 Jul 2008


    Something else. Possibly the easiest recipe I have found for these. They turned out great. I baked mine a little longer on insulated baking trays, to get a drier biscuit for tiramisu. These would be great in a lot of layered desserts.  -  21 Jul 2008


    Very nice and light -- excellent for tiramisu. With these make sure you watch the bottoms for burning. They also tend to spread a bit so don't crowd them.  -  21 Jul 2008