victoria sponge

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annafra

victoria sponge

Hi, I want to make victoria sponge cake, but I've a doubt about eggs weight: in her recipe, delia says that two medium eggs weigh 4oz (110g),but with or without eggshell?
Thank you for your help

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JAMES

Victoria Sponge.

Just use two medium eggs. :)

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annafra

victoria sponge

Thank you, so just two medium eggs without shell?

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JAMES

Victoria Sponge.

Yes.

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SonyaK

victoria sponge

Unless you want a very crunchy sponge!!:)

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Gerry

vic. sponge + eggs


" Unless you want a very crunchy sponge!!:)"
Love it!
Annafra, Don't get too hung up about the sizes of eggs. The fresher they are the more they weigh, because eggs steadily lose moisture after they're laid. Buying from supermarkets one wouldn't have a clue how old they are.

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annafra

victoria sponge

Thank you everybody, You're really kind. So, I've to weigh 110 g of eggs, net weight without shell, no matter their size. Ok. Thank you again.

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annafra

victoria sponge

Sonya, I don't like crunchy cake, but a friend of mine, at her first attempt to make a cake, mix the entire eggs with the shell in the butter!!!!!! Can you guess how the cake was crunchy? :)! :)

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Thistledo

Victoria Sponge

I have made many of these sponges successfully, including Delia's but in all my life I've never weighed the eggs. If a recipe asks for small, medium or large, then that's what I go by.
Go for it and my memory banks are telling me that if you do feel you must weigh them, it's with the shells on.

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annafra

victoria sponge

I've made the sponge: I weighed 4 eggs without shell (215 g) and I considered the same amount of all the rest of ingredients, I mean 215 g of softned butter, 215g of sugar and 215g of self rising flour (two tins of 22 cm diameter).It is perfect, no need more liquid, very soft. I also addedd lemon zest in the batter as flavour. Thank you and try it. anna

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SonyaK

victoria sponge

" Sonya, I don't like crunchy cake, but a friend of mine, at her first attempt to make a cake, mix the entire eggs with the shell in the butter!!!!!! Can you guess how the cake was crunchy? :)! :) "

I guess your friend never helped her mother/granny to bake cakes. Those are the sort of things one learns by just watching and helping.
Or maybe with one of Delia's books?

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Welshcookie

Victoria sponge

Annafra, what an odd way to go about it. Take the weight of two eggs, in shell, as they come from the hen.

Taking them out of the shell first made very little difference as the shells are so light, but it is not normal!

 
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