Microwave Pistachio Sponge

Microwaved Pistachio Sponge

(Recipe adapted from John Placko & Albert Adria)


3 eggs
70g Pistachio paste
70g sugar
1g salt
20g flour
2 N2O charges  

Tools Required:

  • ISI siphon (something like this, for example)
  • N2O charges
  • microwave
  • paper cups (unlined)


1. Process all ingredients in a blender.
2. Strain mixture into ISI.
3. Close and charge with two N20 charges.
4. Refrigerate for 12 hours.
5. Poke small slits in the walls and bottom of the paper cups to allow steam to escape.
6. Dispense batter halfway into a prepared paper cup(s).
7. Microwave for 40 seconds on high.
8. Remove cake cups and turn upside down to cool to maintain volume.

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