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Sponge cake where you weigh the eggs?

(7 Posts)
deaconblue Sun 24-Jul-11 20:08:02

This may be a dim question but do you beat the eggs then pour the correct weight into the bowl or weigh the eggs still in their shell to decide how many to put in?

ruddynorah Sun 24-Jul-11 20:08:37

weigh them in shells.

deaconblue Sun 24-Jul-11 20:13:39

Ok and then choose whether 4 or 5 eggs is nearest to the amount of flour etc?

startail Sun 24-Jul-11 20:21:13

Weigh eggs in shells, then twice that weight in each of flour, sugar and butter.
Comes out very close to standard Victoria sponge. (2 eggs, 4 oz, 3 eggs to 6 oz etc).
Useful if you are lucky enough to get non commercial eggs, which are very large or very small.

PorkChopSter Sun 24-Jul-11 20:38:22

I weigh eggs in shells first. Each egg is about 2oz. If 3 eggs weigh 7oz, use 7oz sf flour, 7oz butter, 7oz sugar.

ruddynorah Sun 24-Jul-11 22:57:07

same weight of eggs to everything else.

startail Mon 25-Jul-11 01:10:35

Oopsblushblush Ruddys right. Just got the scales out, eggs weigh about 2 oz each, so the same weight of flour etc.

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