Today is Sponge Cake Day


Secret Scotland

23 August is Sponge Cake Day.

Often attributed to the Victorians thanks to the Victorian Sponge Cake, sponge cake actually finds its roots in Italy. Sometime in the early 18th century, a respected and wealthy member of the Pallavicini family in Genoa commissioned a cake that was to be as light and delicate as sea foam. The result was an airy and delectable confection originally known as Pâte Génoise.

What set this creation apart was its creation without any yeast or leavening agent, instead, it took advantage of the properties of whipped egg whites to add air to the texture of the cake.

It would survive to become to be known as a ‘sponge cake’.

Despite my technical abilities, I’ve always been a simple soul, and really love simple treats such as sponge cake and its variations. While they’re very nice, more complex cakes can have so many ingredients that…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Poet, author, servant of God the Heavenly father and the Lord Jesus Christ...working out his salvation with fear and trembling. - Not trusting in his own deeds, but depending totally upon the finished sacrificial work of Jesus Christ to be, by God's reckoning, a new creature, clothed in Christ's righteousness...which mortal humankind can never attain by their own weak efforts, apart from faith in Christ's work on our behalf. - College-educated, yet wise enough to see that what a man does will not be his ultimate identity nor affect how God sees him or her. - Called by God to do a very difficult thing...apart from God's grace, mercy and love the sinner (which we all--by nature--are) but hate the sin, which is only paid through Christ, God's Son, - My own God-given gift is that of being a Poet..showing that in all parts of life...God has a loving part in hard as that is to always understand or perceive...given life's realities! Come join me on my journey of discovery?.

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