17 October 2008


Yay! Our little garden is producing food at last! Its not much, but we will have enough salad greens from now on and we've been eggsufficient for a while now... We moved the chooks yesterday and found a couple of eggs hidden away so yesterday's harvest was more bountiful than usual.

And with the surplus we made a lovely eggy sponge with blackberry jam and organic cream. It was the most beautiful golden colour and so yummy... All gone now!

Update: Recipe!

Allan's Easy Sponge Cake from Everyday Cooking by Allan Campion and Michele Curtis

4 eggs
110g (1/2 cup) caster sugar
100g (2/3 cup) plain flour
Jam, cream and icing sugar.

Preheat oven to 180degC.
Line a 20cm springform cake tin.
Beat the eggs and caster Sugar together until very thick and light. Carefully fold in the flour, then spoon the mix into the prepared cake tin and cook in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes until cooked when tested with a skewer. Allow to cool on a wire rack, then remove cake tin and paper.. Cut the sponge in half and spread with a layer of jam and whipped cream on the bottom half. Replace top layer of cake and sprinkle with icing sugar.


  1. Home grown eggs have the best colour. Yummy

  2. Oooh yum, that cake looks awesome. You've inspired me to make a sponge this week...

    I made the yummiest corsican torte a couple of weeks ago which was really wonderful for using up those eggs. So simple, but so much like a sponge. All it was was 12 eggs, 12 Tablespoons of flour and 12 Tablespoons of caster sugar. Coated with melted chocolate and decorated with swirly patterns of uncooked meringue mixture. Seriously beautiful! Spongey, crunchy and sweet. Could you share your sponge recipe? :)

    What kind of chookies have you got? A couple of those eggs look a bit speckly/bluey.

  3. Wow that torte sounds good lis! I've updated that post with the recipe just for you. Our chooks are Isa Browns. The speckles are actually dirt because those eggs were buried for a day or so! Unfortunately our girls haven't taken to laying in a nesting box...

  4. Thanks for that Lauren :) Yummm...

    LOL so it was just dirt! We used to have Isa Browns but have Lohmans now... Lovely chookies. Shame yours aren't laying in a more convenient place for you!


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