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Regime Type:

PKD (With Allowances)

Basic Pulled Pork Sponge Base

Introduction & Inspiration

It sounds crazy, but this basic pulled pork sponge base is amazing in terms of its consistency and taste. It's super versatile and so can be used for making many different delicacies, including layer cakes and Swiss roll style cakes too!

The beauty of this base is that it can be made both sweet, or simply enjoyed savoury. You get to decide.

If you like this sponge base then try out my other varieties too!

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Recipe Overview

Preparation Time

Less than 30 minutes

Cooking Time

Less than 30 minutes

Serving Size

1 x Basic Pulled Pork Sponge Base (Square 21cm x 21cm)

Main Ingredients:

35g Pulled Pork Leftovers

20g Lard

105ml Egg Yolk

20g Honey (Optional*)

Salt To Taste

Recipe Instructions

Pre heat the oven to 160c.


Chop the pork into smaller pieces.


Place the lard, pork, honey (if using) and salt into a pan on low heat. Stir from time to time until all the fat has melted. Remove the pan from the heat and pour the contents into a mini blender.


Add the egg yolk to the blender and blend until the mixture is smooth.


Pour the mixture into a lined silicone mould tray.


Put the silicone mould tray onto a baking tray and tap the tray a few times against the kitchen top to ensure the mixture is spread out evenly in the mould tray.


Place the baking tray in the pre-heated oven for 16 minutes.  Check often towards the end to ensure it's not getting overcooked.


Remove the tray from the oven, and allow the sponge to rest on the countertop to cool for 5 minutes, before covering with a piece of larger greaseproof paper and then flipping the sponge out onto the greaseproof paper. Carefully peel off the greaseproof paper used during the cooking process.


Your basic pulled pork sponge base is ready to use.


Ideally, purchase your offal and fat from pasture raised animals that are Nitrate, Nitrite & Additive Free and use white sea salt or rock salt that contains no anticaking agents or other additives.


Be sure to use free range, organic eggs. Whether you can eat eggs may depend on your condition, medical history, the time you have been doing PKD and your health goals. If you're unsure, please consult with ICMNI in Hungary (Home - Nutriintervention).


*For a slightly sweet sponge base, add a touch of honey. Any honey should be of organic quality, and is only recommended in small quantities for those who have recovered from any kind of health condition.


Check out my Lard and Pork Crackling - Air Fryer recipe for instructions on how to make this.


Use the Recipe Search functionality on the website to discover how to incorporate basic pulled pork sponge base into various dishes.

If you like this sponge base, be sure to check out my other varieties too!

The sponge base has a great PKD ratio. Adjust the fat, based on how much raw meat your leftovers represent.


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