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Can sponge batter be made in advance?

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brightwell Sat 19-Jan-13 11:21:02

I'm thinking abot making a self saucing lemon pud, can it be made an hour or so before it needs to in the oven...or will it turn out like a pancake?

Wheresmycaffeinedrip Sat 19-Jan-13 11:23:00

I think once u add the liquid (egg milk or whatever) it activates the raising agents. Could u not just measure out the ingredients and then mix when needed?

wannabedomesticgoddess Sat 19-Jan-13 15:49:50

Wheresmy is right. Once its mixed it will go flat if its not cooked right away.

Bakingnovice Sat 19-Jan-13 15:55:09

I measure out everything and leave in a bowl. Then once I add eggs I bake. Saves time after a meal but it means I don't cream butter and sugar. Just the all in one method of mixing when eggs go in. It comes out fine but not as risen as when I cream.

brightwell Sat 19-Jan-13 21:16:30

Thanks....may have to rethink my pudding.

CharlotteBronteSaurus Sat 19-Jan-13 21:18:17

i cream butter and sugar, and weigh out dry ingredients separately
it's then 5 minutes tops to get it into the oven

Loquace Sat 19-Jan-13 21:18:58

It comes out fine but not as risen as when I cream

I like sad cakes more than I like creaming, this all in one method, can I just stick everything in the food processor and just whizz it up ?

Wheresmycaffeinedrip Sat 19-Jan-13 21:19:01

A crumble can be made in advance, or a trifle, tart, tirimasu.

CharlotteBronteSaurus Sat 19-Jan-13 21:19:24

x posted - if you want a proper pudding that can sit around before being put in the oven then Nigella's chocolate babycakes are good.

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