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Regime Type:

PKD (With Allowances)

Basic Tripe Sponge Base

Introduction & Inspiration

This basic tripe 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!

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Recipe Overview

Preparation Time

Less than 30 minutes

Cooking Time

Less than 30 minutes

Serving Size

1 x Basic Tripe Sponge Base  (Square 21cm x 21cm)

Main Ingredients:

35g Pressure Cooked Beef Tripe Leftovers

20g Tallow

105ml Egg Yolk

20g Honey (Optional*)

Salt To Taste

Recipe Instructions

Pre heat the oven to 160c.


Place the tallow, pressure cooked tripe, 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 high speed blender.


Add the egg yolk to the blender and blend all the ingredients until they're well combined.


Pour the mixture into a lined silicone mould tray.


Put the tray on a baking tray and place 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 base to rest on the countertop to cool a little, 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 tripe 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 version, 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 Beef Tripe - Pressure Cooker and Beef Crackling (for Tallow) recipes for instructions on how to make these.


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

Vary the silicone mould shape based on your needs. This makes a wonderful heart shaped sponge base for Valentine's Day ;-)

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 tripe your leftovers represent.


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