||Pan Di Spagna - Basic Genoise
2 Egg yolks
6 1/2 oz Sugar
1 ts Vanilla
6 1/2 oz Cake flour
1/4 ts Cornstarch
Salt - a pinch
Calories per serving: Number of Servings: 2 Fat grams per
serving: Approx. Cook Time: Cholesterol per serving: Marks:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
1. Blend the eggs, egg yolks, and sugar in a mixer bowl with a wire whip
attachment until the mixture doubles in volume-about 15 minutes on high
speed. Just before stopping the mixer, add the vanilla and mix in.
2. Sift together the cake flour, cornstarch and salt. fold dry mixture
into egg mixture with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula, just until blended.
3. Coat two 10-inch round cake pans with shortening. Pour the batter into
the pans and put them immediately into a preheated 350 degree oven. Bake
until tops are springy to the touch, about 45-50 minutes.
4. Remove the cakes from the pans and cool on a wire rack. When cool, use
a long serrated knife to slice off the tops of the cakes. For tirami su or
other layer cakes, divide each cake into three uniform layers with a
Makes two cakes. Suggested wine: Passito del Santo
Chef Andrea says in his book, "We bake all our own cakes an Andrea's, and
this is the one we probably bake most often. It is the basis for our own
tirami su, our strawberry cake, and a few others."
From La Cucina di Andrea's cookbook by Andrea Apuzzo. 89-63780 Published
by dell'ART, Inc. Andrea's Restaurant 3100 Nineteenth Street Metairie,