Friday, December 4, 2009

Praline Vanilla Sponge Gateau

For the sponge:
Vanilla- 1 tsp

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)

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.

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


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 :)


Divya Kudua said...

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