Basic Sponge Mixture
|Butter||300 Gram (10 1/2 oz, unsalted)|
|Egg whites||10 (at room temperature)|
|Almonds||170 Gram, ground (6 oz)|
|Icing sugar||320 Gram (11 1/2 oz)|
|Plain flour||100 Gram (3 1/2 oz)|
Heat the butter in a pan until it acquires a light nut-brown colour then pass through a fine-mesh sieve.
In a separate bowl gradually incorporate the egg whites into the dry ingredients with a wooden spoon.
Carefully add the melted butter, stirring continuously, until you obtain a smooth, even texture.
Divide the mixture into two bowls, placing two-thirds in one bowl and one-third in the other.
Calories 488 Calories from Fat 286
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 33 g50.7%
Saturated Fat 16.1 g80.4%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 64.5 mg21.5%
Sodium 51.9 mg2.2%
Total Carbohydrates 44 g14.6%
Dietary Fiber 2.3 g9.3%
Sugars 32.2 g
Protein 8 g15.2%
Vitamin A 15% Vitamin C
Calcium 5.5% Iron 3.9%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet