Baking thoughts, techniques and know-how

Heavy Sponge Cakes
14 Jun 2020 - Anneka Manning

Q: I tried making a sponge cake and it wasn't fluffy and light! It came out of the oven quite heavy. My egg mixture was lovely and light before adding the flour and cornflour so why did this happen?

Oven Hot Spots
14 Jun 2020 - Anneka Manning

Q: My cakes are often slightly lopsided and my biscuits are always unevenly coloured – can you please tell me why?