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      30 min

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By Le Cordon Bleu

Published 1999

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The name ‘éponge’, meaning sponge in French, was probably given to these almond-flavoured biscuits because of their resemblance to sea sponges. The crunchy almond coating provides a good contrast to the light meringue texture of these petits fours biscuits.


  • 2 egg whites
  • 25 g (¾ oz) caster sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to moderately hot 190°C (375°F/Gas 5). Brush two baking trays with melted butter, sprinkle with flour and tap off the excess.
  2. Whisk the egg whites and a pinch of the caster sugar with a balloon whisk or electric whisk for 2 minutes, or