Recipe For Sponge Fingers To Make At Home

There is something about being a repeat customer at a car dealer that makes it worthwhile staying with the same manufacturer. My first car was a Golf, and when that was stolen I went straight out and bought a Ford, without looking at any other car. I liked the tail lights! Dave then bought me a Fiat and after that, my first Hyundai. I started with a Getz and got a second one as my next car. I then got the i20 and for those of you who are facebook friends with me, you will know that I had a serious issue with the clutch on my car. To cut a long story short, the dealer principal at the Helderberg outlet traded in my i20 for a really good price, and sold me an i30 for a discounted price. When it came time to get a new car, Wolf was ready with a very sharp pencil. He gave me a trade in above the book value, and sold me the new car at the old price. I was also given extra’s at no charge. So, it made our repeat visit an extremely good one. Since first making sponge fingers for my Charlotte I have had the excuse to repeat the baking. They are so easy to make, and good practice for me for my piping skills. And totally worth eating and enjoying.

Charlotte Russe Using Sponge Fingers
Charlotte Russe

5.0 from 4 reviews
Sponge Fingers
 
Easy to make and versatile to use for all sorts of desserts
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Ingredients
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 125g caster sugar - I used fructose
  • 7.5mls orange flower water - I used 3 drops orange essential oil
  • 100g flour
  • pinch of salt
  • Icing sugar for dusting
Method
  1. Preheat the oven to 160° Celsius
  2. Place the egg yolks and sugar into a mixing bowl
  3. Whisk until at the ribbon stage
  4. Add the orange flower water and whisk in
  5. Add the flour and gently fold in
  6. Place the egg whites and salt into a mixing bowl
  7. Whisk to stiff peaks
  8. Fold into the egg yolk mixture
  9. Place the batter into a piping bag, fitted with the largest smooth nozzle you have
  10. Pipe onto a lined baking tray, to your desired length
  11. Dust with icing sugar
  12. Gently tap the tray twice
  13. Bake for 10 minutes
  14. Allow to cool on the tray before removing
  15. Store in an air tight container

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32 thoughts on “Recipe For Sponge Fingers To Make At Home

  1. This is so attractive, Tandy. It also looks really delicious. 🙂

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    1. Thanks Sylvia 🙂

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  2. This could be a birthday cake if you stick birthday candles on top! What a lovely idea! 🙂

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    1. That is a great idea!

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  3. Oh, this looks heavenly. You always make things that look so delicious, Tandy.

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    1. Thank you for the compliment Susan 🙂

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  4. what a fancy dessert – it looks so elegant.

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    1. Thank you!

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  5. Love this yummy and fluffy recipe. What a great car experience!

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    1. It is good to know I will be looked after by the dealer 🙂

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  6. How awful to have your car stolen it must have been such a shock. My mother used to make Charlotte Russe for dinner parties when I was younger and we loved this dessert.

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    1. Wow, I don’t know if I would make this dessert more than once. It was more shocking as I heard it being stolen 🙂

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  7. What a great car experience, Tandy. This sponge finger dessert is so gorgeous and delicious. So good!

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    1. Thanks Anu 🙂

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  8. I’ve always wanted to make one of these Tandy! Yours looks magnificent! Brava! 😀
    Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella sharing the blog ♥ Home sweet Rome & Exploring Modern Italian CuisineMy Profile

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    1. I enjoyed the challenge of making this 🙂

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  9. Last week on The Great British Bake Off (a tv baking competition) the final challenge was a Charlotte Russe and I rememeber thinking “ooh, maybe I should bake some sponge fingers” and now you’ve shown me how to!

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    1. We get The Great British Bake Off here and I love it. I am sure we have watched this series and I hope you try and make your own sponge fingers 🙂

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  10. I always think I should make sponge fingers but never do!
    Rachel (Rachel’s Kitchen NZ) sharing the blog ♥ Roast Coriander Drumsticks & PotatoesMy Profile

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    1. They are so easy, and so worth it 🙂

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  11. What a fantastic car experience!! They sound like excellent people to work with. 🙂
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    1. They are indeed!

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  12. This looks like such a great, fluffy cake, Tandy! I’m loving this! 😀

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    1. Thank you 🙂

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  13. Good thing you didn’t buy a VW!!! Lovely recipe, Tandy xx

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    1. I know, aren’t I lucky!

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  14. It looks pretty and super tasty!

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    1. Thanks Pam 🙂

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  15. Oh wow! How stunning! I love the orange essential oils. What brand do you use? Might have to both pin and tweet this one!

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    1. I use a local brand called Soil which is organic 🙂

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  16. This sponge finger dessert is absolutely adorable! Would love to indulge in every layer with a cup of tea of course. Just the type of dessert I love. I remember when you posted one with a few similarities, both look divine. Your car stories are fun, don’t see too many of those this side of the pond =)

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    1. I used the same photograph and just broke the recipe down into manageable portions 🙂

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