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Fielders sponge recipe

Posted by Jeanne 
Fielders sponge recipe
May 11, 2005 07:34PM
Good morning to all you foodies out there, is their any one who still has the old fielders sponge recipe, it used to be on the side of their corn flour box and is a wee cracker, never fail. most of us oldies would have made it many times in years gone by, I would be very greatful for it. Thanks. Jeanne Timaru.

Re: Fielders sponge recipe
May 11, 2005 08:07PM
Hi Jeanne,
I have a little Fielder's recipe from many years ago and inside its front cover is a picture of the cornflour packet featuring the recipe below:

3 eggs
4 tbsp sugar
2½ heaped tbsp cornflour
1 dssp plain flour
1 tsp baking powder

Beat the egg whites to a stiff froth and add the egg yolks. Add the sugar gradually and beat until stiff and the sugar has dissolved. Add the sifted cornflour, flour and baking powder. Place the mixture into 20cm (8”) sandwich tins.
Bake in a moderately hot oven, 180°C (350°F) gas, 215°C (425°F) for 15 minutes.

Also featured in the book is a recipe for "Fielder's Famous Sponge Sandwich" which is slightly different to the one above:-

3 eggs
½ cup plain or caster sugar
few drops vanilla, almond or lemon essence
5 tbsp cornflour
2 dssp flour
2 tsp baking powder
The method is the same as above with the essence added just before the dry ingredients are fold in.
Bake at 190°C (375°F) for 15-20 minutes.
Re: Fielders sponge recipe
May 11, 2005 08:19PM
oops, that should have read "a little Fielder's recipe book".
Re: Fielders sponge recipe
May 11, 2005 08:30PM

Ditto...I was just about to send this recipe in!!

Judith B
Re: Fielders sponge recipe
May 11, 2005 08:44PM
Hi Shirley, thanks for that also Judith, I will make it this avo.
I have just started replying to things on this site, it's very good isn't it, I spend ages looking thru the new listings.
Thanks again.
Re: Fielders sponge recipe
May 12, 2005 03:25AM
I used to make a chocolate sponge off the Fielders packet about 20 years ago and all of sudden it wasnt available on the packet and I never kept a copy,my children enjoyed it used to fill it with mock cream flavoured with peppermint and ice the top with chocolate icing.
Raewyn G
Re: Fielders sponge recipe
May 12, 2005 03:49AM
From a fading memory didn't we replace the flour with cocoa?, for the chocky one?
I hope someone can rejog my memory, by giving me the answer.
This is going to drive me mad now!!!!
A worried cook,
Raewyn G
Re: Fielders sponge recipe
May 12, 2005 04:17AM
Hi Lesley,
I've just had another look in my little book and found the advertising page of recipes minus the coupon that I used to post away for the little book - on that page is a chocolate sponge recipe so I hope that it's the recipe is the one you recall. Here it is:-

3 eggs
½ cup sugar
¾ cup flour
¼ cup cornflour
2 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp cocoa
1 tbsp butter
4 tbsp boiling water

Separate the eggs, beat the egg whites until firm. Gradually add the sugar, beat until dissolved. Add the egg yolks, beat evenly through. Sift the flour, cornflour, baking powder and cocoa 3 times, then fold gently into the egg mixture. Pour water on to the butter, and making sure the butter is melted, stir into the mixture. Pour into 2 greased 20cm (8”) sponge tins.
Bake at 215°C (425°F) for 10-12 minutes. Turn out.
When cool, ice with chocolate icing or fill with cream.

Re: Fielders sponge recipe
May 13, 2005 03:41AM
Hi Shirley
Thanks for the recipe it sounds like the one I used to make, will try it at the weekend , my son (now an adult) will let me know no doubt if it is the same as he used to love as a child
Re: Fielders sponge recipe
May 14, 2005 08:04AM
Hi Lesley,

If the recipe that Shirley has posted isn't the one you are after, perhaps it could be this one ... It's out of an old booklet called - "Better Cooking with Fielders Cornflour"


4 eggs
pinch of salt
6oz sugar
6oz self raising flour
1 dsp cornflour
1 dsp cocoa
1 Tbs golden syrup
1 dsp butter
4 Tbsp hot water

Beat egg whites with salt until stiff
Gradually add sugar and continue beating until sugar has dissolved
Add egg yolks one at a time, mix in gently
Fold in the dry ingredients sifted together
Then the golden syrup, butter and water boiled together
Pour into two greased 8in sandwich tins
Bake at 350F for 20 - 25 mins.
When cool sandwich together with whipped fresh cream or mock cream
Spread more on the top and decorate with grated chocolate


I love these older recipe booklets, they are so interesting.
For instance, in this one has the following:

1 and 1/4 cup of liquid = 1/2 pint
1 gill = 1/4 pint
1 egg = 2oz
Six pennies = 2oz
Three pennies = 1oz
A penny and a half penny = 1/2 oz
Threepence and a halfpenny = 1/4 oz

Now that ought to bring back memories for some of you??!! :}

Dot grinning smiley
Raewyn G
Re: Fielders sponge recipe
May 14, 2005 01:46PM
Thank you Dot........I too love the old books. I imagine that if there was no cash in the house then there would be no intricate recipes that week, as there would be no pennies etc to use on the scales for the small measures.
Raewyn G:/

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