This was the book that I received in the mail last week. There are some really good looking recipes in this book, and I can't wait to try them.
First out of the gate is something not chocolate for a change, and instead, something light and airy. I have never made an angel food cake, so I thought it would be fun to give it a try. I remember having a friend ages ago, that told me that all the babies in her family would have an angel food cake for their first birthday. I thought this was such a sweet tradition, and I always think about angel food cake in that context now. I also love how versatile it can be with different toppings to pair with it. I saw a blogger "frost" it with whipped cream that had lemon curd folded into it. I'm not sure what I will top it with, but strawberries and chocolate sound good.....shoot there I go again, with the chocolate. It isn't dessert unless some chocolate is involved!
Just got a heck of a deal on this angel food pan at Sur La Table. They are having a sale on their pans.
Separating 12 eggs can be a bit nerve wracking, but fun too. Can you crack an egg with one hand and empty the contents with out shells in it? I can :) , but when you have to separate 12 eggs, with not a trace of yolk or anything else, you have to be a bit more meticulous.
As I cracked the next to the last one, very carefully I might add, it literally just flopped out on to the counter before I could get it in the separator!!! I had to fetch another one, but then I had to get the white at room temperature. A quick search on the internet, said if I put the whites in a bowl, then set that bowl in warm water for 5 to 10 min., I would be good to go.
This recipe was a bit different than others I saw in other books and on tinternet. It required you to put all the whites, the sugar and other ingredients into a double boiler. This kinda made me nervous, but I managed to get it to the next step without cooking the whites....Phew!!
Cooling in this position for an hour...... Resulted in the cake below! ( I clicked on something below that will not let me type below this picture, so I'll close here. Hope everyone has a great weekend!)