A Taste Of Irelend: A Real Whisked Sponge Recipe By Edwina St Lawrence

Whisked sponge recipe
Lyndey Milan

Food Editor

Jun 21, 2020

Edwina’s family have owned this castle for quite some time. She has converted part of it, with her sister-in-law, into a cooking school. This is a simple but delicious recipe and an easy way of making a sponge. It is best made the day it is to be eaten as there is no fat in it.

You can watch my Taste Of Ireland on SBS Food, but first here is a recipe for a real Whisked Sponge by Edwina St Lawrence.

Serves 6-8

Preparation 5 minutes

Cooking 20 minutes + cooling time


  • 6 eggs
  • 180g caster sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 180g plain flour
  • 120ml cream, whipped
  • ½ jar raspberry jam


  1. Line 2x20cm cake tins with parchment paper, lightly butter the sides of the tin and then dust with a little flour. 
  1. Whisk together the eggs and sugar and after a couple of minutes add the water. Continue whisking until the mixture is pale, thick and you can draw a ribbon without it disappearing.
  1. Using a metal spoon fold in the flour. Pour into the prepared tins and bake for approximately 20 minutes until golden and the cake bounces back to the touch. Do not open the oven in the middle of cooking as they will fall. Remove and cool on a cooling rack
  1. Whisk up the cream. Spread some jam on the bottom of one disc cover with cream. Put a top on and sprinkle with a little caster sugar. Lyndey Milan’s Taste of Island airs on SBS Food.


By Lyndey Milan

Food Editor

Lyndey Milan, OAM, Australian home cook hero, combines a thirst for life and a sense of fun with a love of good food and sparkling shiraz. A familiar face on television and in print, she has been instrumental in changing the way Australians think and feel about food and wine for thirty years. Hospitality of the table is her catchphrase, as evidenced by her numerous television appearances, nine best-selling books and countless culinary appearances over the years as she maintains her position at the forefront of Australian cuisine. Since 2011 Lyndey has hosted eight television series including Lyndey Milan’s Taste of Australia which won Best Food TV at The Gourmand World Awards in 2016.. The accompanying book won BEST TV Chef Cookbook in the World in English & Best Culinary Travel book in Australia in The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2015. In the Best of the Best judged at the Frankfurt Book Fair she came 3rd overall in the last 20 years! She is an experienced traveller, hosting bespoke international tours and cruises. In 2014 Lyndey was awarded an OAM in the Australia Day Honours List for services to hospitality, the food and wine industry and the community and in 2012 was made Vittoria Legend in the Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide Awards. In 2019 she was honoured as Legend of the Vine by Wine Communicators Australia. She is also the Food editor of TheCarousel.com. More at www.lyndeymilan.com


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