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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Egg Recipe #7



Today I made an Angel Food Cake and  I have to admit, this is the first time I have made one scratch and  not from the box. You know what, it is not that hard and it worked. Oh course whenever I cook my kitchen looks like I fed an army. I have never figured out why I can make such a mess when I cook. 
This recipe is one I got from Martha's website.
 It's a keeper


Angel Food Cake


Ingredients                                                     Serves 8  (6 points plus)

1 cup cake flour (spooned and leveled)
1/4 teaspoon salt
12 large egg whites, room temperature
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 1/4 cups sugar
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract


Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place flour and salt in a sieve set over a bowl; sift into bowl, and set aside. With a mixer, beat egg whites on medium-high until foamy, about 1 minute. Add cream of tartar; beat until soft peaks form. Continue to beat, gradually adding sugar; beat until stiff peaks form, about 2 minutes. Add vanilla; beat to combine.

Gently transfer egg-white mixture to a large, wide bowl. In four batches, using the sieve again, sift flour mixture over egg-white mixture. While turning the bowl, use a rubber spatula to fold in the mixture by cutting down the center and coming up the sides.

Gently spoon batter into an ungreased angel food cake pan with a removable bottom; smooth top. Cut a knife or small spatula through batter to release air bubbles. Bake until cake is golden and springs back when lightly pressed, 35 to 40 minutes. Invert pan; let cool in pan, 1 hour. Run a knife around the inside of the pan and around the tube to release cake, and unmold. Use knife to release cake from bottom of pan, and remove




Variations
Craving chocolate? Replace 1/4 cup cake flour with 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder; reduce vanilla extract to 1 teaspoon.

"The man of the place" gave it 2 thumbs up and wants "so-mo". You know he is liking this being the tester to a new recipe a week. He is going to get use to this and what happens when the year's up.

Till next til
Kat
=^..^=



4 comments:

  1. I can see that with some of my fresh grown strawberries on top!

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  2. I just might have to make this, thanks!

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  3. What kind of recipe will use the separated egg yolks?

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  4. Our hens have just started laying. I'll need this recipe soon!

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