August 23 is National Spongecake Day

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Once considered the most ‘decadent’ cake in the world,

Spongecake deserves it’s own ‘day.’

 

Here are today’s five thing to know about Spongecake

  1. During the renaissance, Italian cooks became famous for their baking skills and were hired by households in both England and France.
  2. The new items that they introduced were called “biscuits,” though they were the forerunner of what we now consider to be sponge cake.
  3. Gervase Markham (1568-1637),  English poet and author, recorded the earliest sponge cake recipe in English in 1615.
  4. These sponge cakes were most likely thin, crisp cakes (more like modern cookies).
  5. By the middle of the 18th century, yeast had fallen into disuse as a raising agent for cakes in favor of beaten eggs.

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Today’s Pinterest Board : Spongecake, Recipes and More

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Today’s Food History

  • 1617 The first one way streets were established in London. Seventeen one way streets were created to…

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