Standing in a crowd, or sitting with your family, loneliness can still be lurking at the edges. That feeling of disconnect. You feel alienated because it is like no one cares to see you, or hear you. You’re invisible. Or maybe you can not agree with the expectations others have placed on you. You are alone with your indignation, or alone with your sadness. Solitude can be a comfort for a while, but eventually we hear ourselves ask, “Hello? Is anyone there?” You could use a little empathy right about now…
Eat Your Emotions - Loneliness: Classic SpongecakePrint This
- 90g (¾ cup) All Purpose Flour
- 3g (1 tsp) Baking Powder
- 2g (¼ tsp) Salt
- 45g (3 Tbsp) Milk
- 30g (2 Tbsp) Butter, unsalted
- 2g (½ tsp) Fleur d’Oranger
- 3 eggs, separated
- 2 eggs, whole
- 150g (¾ cup) sugar, (separated into 2 equal parts)
Tips for Success:
- Spongecake is great with a layer of fresh whipped cream and jam in-between!
- Use 2 round 9” cake pans.
- A stand mixer or handheld electric mixer is helpful.
- Bring eggs to room temperature.
- Preheat Oven to 350 F
- Prepare Pans by buttering and lining with parchment paper.
- Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
- Melt the butter and milk together. Remove from heat.
- Add the fleur d’oranger to the milk mix.
- Whip the three egg whites into foam. Slowly begin to add 1 part of the sugar. Increase speed to medium and whip until soft peaks. Do NOT beat until stiff!
- Beat the two whole eggs with the 3 leftover egg yolks, and the remaining part of sugar, until thick and pale yellow. Add in the milk.
- Combine the yolks with the whites.
- Fold In the flour mixture into the eggs.
- Bake about 18 minutes, or until it springs back to the touch.
- Remove from pans and cool on rack.
- Dust with powdered sugar or fill with jam and cream!