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Whisked Fatless Sponge

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Ingredients
  Plain flour 3 Ounce, sifted (75 g)
  Baking powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Eggs 3 Large
  Caster sugar 3 Ounce (75 g, a little extra)
  Jam 1 Teaspoon
  Icing sugar 1 Teaspoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1 Preheat the oven.
2 Lightly grease two baking tins.

MAKING
2 Carefully separate the eggs, placing the whites in a very large grease-free bowl and the yolks in a separate one.
3 Add the sugar to the yolks and whisk, with an electric hand-whisk or by hand, until the mixture is very pale and fluffy.
4 Thoroughly wash and dry the whisk and use it to beat the whites until stiff but not dry.
5 Using a large metal spoon, fold the egg whites into the yolk-and-sugar mixture alternately with the sifted flour and baking powder, starting and finishing with egg whites.
6 Equally divide the mixture into the prepared tins.
7 Bake in the centre of the oven for 20-25 minutes.
8 When the sponges feel firm and springy in the centre and have begun to shrink slightly away from the sides of the tins, consider them done.
9 Allow to cool in the tins for 3 minutes.
10 Prepare a sheet of greaseproof paper by sprinkling it with a little caster sugar.
11 Turn the cakes out onto this before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
12 Sandwich the sponges together with jam.
13 Lightly dust the top with icing sugar.

SERVING
14 Cut and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
50 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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