After reading Delia's webchat on here a while ago I checked out her website and noted her recommendation of using Lurpak spreadable so picked some up when I was shopping. Realised today it wasn't in date for much longer and didn't have much ingredients around so opted for the classic Victoria sandwich recipe/video and the result is heavenly. Honestly, I would serve it to those scary WI judges on Masterchef with confidence. It has a texture that is lighter than air and the flavour is perfect. I also followed all the other rules to the letter:room temperature ingredients, sifting flour properly,etc so maybe all those things combined made the difference. So if, like me, you are a decent baker but have never quite mastered the perfect basic sponge then try it - you'll feel like Bree from Desperate Housewives.
You won't look back Lily, trust me. I left mine out for half an hour too so it was on the verge of melting though Delia says you can use it straight from the fridge. Now, if they can make a fat-free one my life will be complete
That's the one(minus the mascarpone and raspberries with 3 tbsp jam instead). I watched the video tutorial for making an all in one sponge too which has more tips. (A big bowl, you say? Who knew that was a must..?)
Twinkly, she recommends it for any sponge cake so I would imagine you would get a good result with fairy cakes too. And the recipe link upthread is the one I used(minus mascarpone and raspberries) Watch the video tutorial on a basic sponge - following all the tips seems to have cracked it for me but she does explain in that why lurpak spreadable is the best choice. I think there's a video for types of fat to use in baking too, but I haven't watched that one yet.
Not saying stork doesn't make a decent cake, I've always used it p to now(as I could never be bothered to wait for butter to soften) As I said I think it was following all the tips that made the difference. That said, I think the flavour with the Lurpak speadable was so much better which is the reason Delia claims it is the best choice. I have ordered the light version...<slightly skeptical>