Henry was particularly helpful around the house last week which meant he was granted the opportunity to choose a special dinner or dessert. Completely out of the blue he requested sponge cake.
Given I have only completed five out of twenty two recipes in the basics chapter (now six) I was pleased to be handed the opportunity to knock off another one. This sponge was supposed to be a topping for either poached or puréed fruit but having neither on hand I decided to use freshly diced peaches and plums instead.
The result? A lovely, light dessert that would have been even better with a dollop of cream or ice cream. Or if I had been more organised, some lovely home-made custard.