Wednesday, March 25, 2009

mammon (filipino sponge cake)

i saw this recipe in a foodblog i just recently visited. and it reminds me of the mammon that i always wanted to buy in goldilocks bakeshop in philippines.

i tried it right away since the recipe just called for simple ingredients available in my kitchen. i was super glad with the result... it may not equal that of the goldilocks but it tastes real mammon. hehehe...

so now, everytime i'll crave for mammon, i'll just bake it myself and we'll indilge a week of mammon at home. i even packed it for kim's office snacks and makuy's school snacks.

you can view the recipe here from simply anne's food blog.


8 eggyolks ( size B )*
1/2 cup fine caster sugar**
1/3 cup UHT milk***

1-3/4 cups sifted cake flour****
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup melted butter
1 tsp lemon rind

8 eggwhites
1/4 tsp cream of tartar*****
3/4 cup caster sugar**

beat egg yolks till lemon colour. slowly add sugar. continue to beat till pale yellow.

add milk slowly beating till almost white at low speed add dry ingredients (B) alternating with butter. add lemon rind. set aside.

in a separate bowl beat (C) till stiff but not dry. fold 1/3 of the eggwhites to the egg yolk mixture to lighten it. fold the rest of the eggwhites.

pour into moulds. bake at 180°C for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.

brush with butter, top with sugar and grated cheese.

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* i used large eggs.

** didn't have caster sugar. i just used granulated sugar.

*** i used evaporated milk.

**** to make 1 cup cake flour: in a cup measuring cup, i place 1 tbsp. cornstarch then filled with all-purpose flour.

***** didn't have cream of tartar. i just substituted it with same amount of lemon juice (or same amount of vinegar).