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Too Many Eggs



Yesterday I noticed I had too many eggs. My overly producing chickens haven't noticed yet that it's winter,  it's cold and they should slow down. Since even after giving away a lot of them, the eggs were still too many, I decided to make an eggs-consuming cake, here we call it Torta Margherita or Pan di Spagna (Spanish bread). It requires 8 eggs,  300gr of potato starch,  300gr of sugar, half an orange's juice, baking powder, some cinnamon,  dried vanilla and grated orange skin. I whipped the whites with half of the sugar till hard. 20160111_182437.thumb.jpg.2ead698c6d2accThen I whipped the yolks with the other half of the sugar till they doubled and became creamy and whitish. I mixed them together in a very big bowl carefully stirring with slow bottom-up movements. 20160111_183927.thumb.jpg.e6ab495005c2b2I added the sifted potato starch bit by bit always carefully stirring as before. At the end I added a pinch of baking powder,  half an orange juice, a pich of cinnamon,  vanilla and the orange skin. Mixed carefully as before. 20160111_184836.thumb.jpg.5b9838cc037368 Then I cooked it in the static oven at 180ºC  for an hour. It's important to start with a cold oven, turning it on only after putting the cake inside. After an hour I checked if it was ready and then left it on a grid to cool down. The result is a very big cake that lasts for days (not in my home ;)),20160112_110522.thumb.jpg.8d2e7e21b2906a  best eaten with any sort of tea or caffelatte. If you want to reduce the doses you must half everything and use 4 eggs.


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