Passover sponge cake (Plava)

    1 hour 15 min

    This light lemon sponge cake is suitable for Passover and puts leftover matzo meal to good use.

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    Serves: 14 

    • 9 egg whites
    • 9 egg yolks
    • 175g (6 oz) icing sugar
    • 1 1/2 lemons, juiced
    • 75g (3 oz) potato starch
    • 50g (2 oz) fine matzo meal

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 190 C / Gas 5.
    2. Using a hand held electric mixer, beat egg whites until stiff. Beat in icing sugar. In a seperate bowl, beat together yolks and lemon juice. Fold yolk mixture into egg whites. Fold in potato starch and matzo meal.
    3. Pour mixture into an ungreased tube cake tin.
    4. Bake for approximately 1 hour.

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