Friday, December 4, 2009

Praline Vanilla Sponge Gateau

PRALINE VANILLA SPONGE GATEAU
Ingredients:
For the sponge:
Flour-100g
Sugar-100g
Eggs-3
Vanilla- 1 tsp

Praline
Butter-1 tbsp

Cashewnuts-2 tbsp
Sugar-3 tbsp

Basic Butter Icing
Unsalted butter, softened-75 g

Icing sugar-140 g
Milk-1-2 tbsp ( optional)

Method:
To make the cake:
- Beat eggs and sugar till thick and creamy and falls in thick ribbons when poured from a height (approx. 8-10 mins).
- Then add in flour ,vanilla and beat till it forms a real thick batter which is almost mousse like(approx.4-5 mins)
- Pour into a prepared round tin and bake in an oven at 180 degrees for 25-30 mins or till done

To make Butter Icing:
- Mix butter and powdered sugar to a smooth paste like consistency.
- Add milk if you need to make it a bit more loose.
- If you like your icing to be thick , double the recipe.

To make the Praline:
- Caramelise sugar on a medium flame till golden brown.
- Add nuts & butter to it and mix well.
- Pour onto a butter/tissue/parchment paper and let it cool completely.Crush/powder them into tiny bits.

Assembling the cake:
- Cut the cake horizontally into 2 or 3 [I cut it into 2].
- Sandwich each layer with 3-4 tbsp of butter icing.
- Sprinkle some praline in between the layers
- Spread the remaining icing on top and sides.
- Sprinkle the crushed praline on top and on sides.
- Cut into wedges and serve.

Source:
Divya and its mentioned that Divya got the recipe from RIA. Thanks both of you!!

4 comments:

Shama Nagarajan said...

nice one...yummy

Anju said...

Sapthu whom so ever u get the source from, but i love the way u cook n i love to try out the recipes u cook as its cooked and tasted... thk u lot swty as ur my inspiration for cooking :)

♥♥♥Ria♥♥♥ said...

Hey there :)Thanks for trying out my recipe :) Would be nice if you could link back (mention my name at the 'Source') cos Divya got it from me :)

Thanks!

Divya Kudua said...

Looks lovely...foolproof recipe from Ria,which comes out perfect every time..:)