These are from Nigella Lawson's 'How to be a Domestic Goddess' book - they truly are to die for....Perfect for afternoon/morning tea when freshly made.

For the Sponge Drops:


2 large eggs

75g caster sugar

25g cornflour

50g self raising flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

2 baking sheets - greased or lined


Preheat the oven to 200C/gas mark 6

Lightly whisk the eggs, then add the sugar and whisk again until the mixture becomes pale, creamy and voluminous: use an electric beater of some sort here.

Sieve in the flours and baking powder, and fold them in with a metal spoon. This mixture is quite runny.

Spoon teaspoon sized amount onto the baking sheets, leaving room between as they do spread. I did it using a dessert-spoon as suggested and I think they are too big. The teaspoon will make nice little bite sized drops.

Cook for 5 minutes, then remove them with a metal spatula (a plastic egg flip won't be fine enough to get underneath!) to cool on a rack.

When they are cool, sandwich them with whipped cream, jam and crushed berries.


For the filling:


150ml double cream, whipped

5-6 tablespoons blackberry (or other) jam

1 punnet of blackberries (or other berries)

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