2 September 2008
Portuguese Cake “Pão-de-Ló”
Hi. Today I bring you a recipe of a very traditional Portuguese sponge-cake called “Pão de Ló”. It´s not a difficult recipe to do and it´s a great simple egg cake.
I learned how to do Pão de Ló with my godmother, Dinora, a great lady with fairy hands.
This is her recipe:
~ 6 eggs
~ 1 Tsp Butter
~ The weight of eggs in sugar
~ ½ the weight of eggs in selfraising flour
First of all warm up the oven, butter the cake pan and sprinkle it with flour.
You´ll need two bowls to separate eggs. Separate the yolks of the whites. Add the sugar to the yolks and beat until you obtain a homogeneous mixture. Add up the flour to the mixture and beat it again.
Beat egg whites until they are real stiff. Add to the mixture and mix softly. Pour the mixture into the cake pan and put it in the oven.
Bake about 45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean after inserting into cake. After baking, wait around a quarter of hour until the cake cools and then remove from the pan.
This Portuguese sponge cake is great with coffe or tea in one of those rainy and cold afternoons. Bom Apetite.