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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


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

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


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

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

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

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


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