all in one sponge did not work

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the bear

all in one sponge did not work

Hello all

I have just tried to make Delia's all in one sponge and they did not seem to rise much at all... The mixture seemed to runny. Not that I've made a cake before
Just wondered if anyone had any tips? Just tried again using medium eggs and the mixture made one tin. Just would like to know where I am going wrong

Thank you

Dave

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Sharon

Eggs

I think Delia's recipes use large eggs.

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TLS

all in one sponge did not work

This recipe does need large eggs. Perhaps it's your scales. Or perhaps you expectation is too high and your sponge is right. Are you following Delia's cookery school video? Have a look at this thread where Delia spoke on the forum about sponges. http://www.deliaonline.com/Community/forum.html?forum_action=5&forum_forumid=13&forum_threadid=11925

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NewbieBaker

all in one sponge didn't work

The first one i made last week didn't work either. Made in my brand new beautiful Kitchenaid mixer too! I thought I might have overmixed but now I think it wasn't cooked enough! My second attempt was absolutely beautiful and light and delicious. What will my third attempt be like? I write this because in the past with cakes I've thought I have understood and don't always have the same results and I'm still learning so don't know how to identify the faults when it's not right ...

... anyway back to my victoria sponge i made yesterday... and as seen on tv ... in my Kitchenaid I started on slow to mix with the paddle attachment the butter and the sugar and continued on high speed for about 10 mins; then i added the eggs ()that had been slightly beaten a bit at a time with the mixer on a slow speed but they split - but then i added the flour on slow and then finally beat everything on high speed till light and fluffy for a minute or so ... spread in the two cake tins and cooked - tested with a skewer and they were lovely... but next time?
... the experts out there probably know exactly what is happening

... I really love the Delia online cookery school
Sandra

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TLS

all in one sponge did not work

Hi 'The Bear'. Delia's all-in-one sponge does only need whisking for a minute. Sandra is following a traditional creamed sponge recipe that will need more whisking. "The Bear" if you haven't watched this you will find it really helps.
http://www.deliaonline.com/home?lesson1"
cs_lesson1

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Welshcookie

All in one sponge

Were all the ingredients at room temperature, especially the eggs?

10 minutes also seems a rather long time.

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TLS

all in one sponge did not work

Delia says she uses the spreadable butter straight from the fridge if you are makeing her all-in-one sponge.

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NewbieBaker

all in one sponge didn't work

yes everything at room temparature and used block butter

next time i will try the softened butter

most recipes for the all in one method seem to use a hand mixer rather than the stand mixer

does anyone have tips for making it all in one in the kitchenaid stand mixer? my first attempt was pants and took far longer than one minute
but i think undercooked

thank you in advance for any help

Sandra

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TLS

all-in-one sponge

I think you could follow Delia's cookery lesson 1 but use your stand mixer instead. I think the spreadable butter makes it a step easier than trying to make sure your block butter is the perfect temperature. Good luck.

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Saffy

All in one sponge

Hope Delia won't mind.....

I follow Mary Berry's advice and always use Stork for cake baking.

My eggs are always at room temp...... this time of year though room temp is quite different from the summer!

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Tompeters

Room temperature eggs

Eggs keep for ages outside the fridge even in Mediterranean temperatures. Some years ago some friends of mine left some eggs out in Majorca while they went back to the USA for a few weeks....they were fine when they got back. We never, ever put eggs in the fridge even in a hot UK summer. Up to and including WW2 my gran and mum used to use isinglass to preserve eggs but I think that's either not recommended, or necessary anyway.

 
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