Tuesday, 6 December 2011

lazycooks orange sponge drops

Hi folks,its early morning..the hubby and kids are out of the house,the servants havent arrived yet..there is absolute peace.Normally i would've headed straight back to bed but the net has been acting up(its become very moody.....the connection comes and goes as it pleases)so instead of following my dog..i'm going to blog!

1. 2 eggs
2.3/4 cup castor sugar(the orignal recipe called for 1 1/4 cup..i found that too sweet....you have a choice)
3.1/2 tsp of  grated orange  rind
4.2 tablespoons of orange marmalade
5.100gms of chocolate(any...could be dark cooking choc,cadburys,amul,nestle..whatever)
1.Preheat the oven to 200degC.Line 2 baking sheets with baking parchment....which we dont get here....so you have to first put oil,then dust the sheet with flour.
2.Now put the eggs and sugar in a bowl and put it over a pan of simmering water(the water should not touch the bottom of your bowl containing the eggs or you'll have some pretty yucky scrambled eggs)..and start whisking.Keep whisking till the mix is thick and pale.Its hard work...but perservere..the results are worth it!
3.After you've got the mix all beautiful thick and pale,take it of the heat.......and keep whisking.........(the end is in sight..i promise you! ).When it cools down add the grated orange rind.I also added 1tsp of orange essence and a touch of orange colour(essence coz i hate even a little bit of the eggy smell and colour coz i like it...the orignal recipe had neither)
4.Fold in the flour till well combined.
5.Place teaspoonfuls of the mix on the two sheets.
6.Bake for 10 mins..till it light golden.
7.Remove from the oven,let it cool a little then remove from the sheets and put on a wire rack...let it cool completely.
8.Spread each cake with a little marmalade and sandwich two together.
9.Use the same double boiler to melt the chocolate(simmering water..bottom pan....no water to touch the bowl in which the chocolate is).Drizzle this over the cakes.
10.These are light and crispy and actually quite easy to do.Do try them out and let me know how they turned out.   


  1. You are getting better...the pictures are fabulous...your little story and the rhyming words are interesting and the recipe sure looks easy and achievable...Thanks for sharing .

  2. love the dog pic ( let me not mention the name), the orange sponge drops pis is so fab.......u r an fab chef n an equally accompplished photographer......must take some tips from u on this too....thanks for sharing it