Sponge with a foraged twist
It is always fun to try something different and if you have a couple of gadgets in the kitchen and don’t use them much then try out our microwave sponge…yep – microwave – often a sinful word to use in a high-end commercial kitchen – but they have their uses!
120g sweet cicely (locally foraged)
120g hazelnuts roasted
380g egg white
240g egg yolk
60g plain flour
5g caster sugar
Blend until smooth
Pass through a chinois into a pressurised gas gun with 2 charges
Rest for 1-2 hours
Squirt the mixture into a plastic cup with holes at the bottom
Cook for 30 seconds in the microwave
Can substitute hazelnuts for pistachio, almonds or dehydrated fruit
Suggestion – serve the sponge as a garnish on a main dessert or have the sponge with a cup of tea!