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Angel Food Cake

February 19, 2015

Spirituality

So lately I have been trying to understand the religions of various spiritual people.  Not of mainstream religions, but religions which do not necessarily have such a high volume of reading materials and scholarly journals.  I am fascinated by religious and historical studies and seeing as there has been so much discussion about spiritual entities it felt right to bake a cake which symbolised something beautiful and light.  A cake which makes you feel as good as it looks.  I have indeed heard many times that heaven should taste like a great cake.  I would recommend serving the cake with light fruits.

This recipe was taken from Cake Days: the hummingbird bakery (Harper Collins Publishers, 2011).

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Ingredients:

butter ( for greasing), 170g plain flour (extra for dusting) 10 egg whites, 1 tsp cream of tartar, 180g icing sugar (extra for dusting), 1 tsp vanilla essence, 1/2 tsp lemon zest, 1/2 tsp almond essence.

Method: 

1. Preheat the oven to 160 degrees C.
2. Lightly grease the tin with butter and dust with flour.
3. In a large bowl and using a hand held electric whisk, whisk the eggs and cream of tartar until the egg whites for into soft peaks.
4. Sift together the flour and icing sugar and carefully fold into the whisked egg whites incorporating 3 tbsps at a time.
5. Add the vanilla essence, 1/2 tsp lemon zest, 1/4 tsp almond essence.
6. When mixed well pour into the prepared tin, gently smoothing the surface with the back of a spoon.
7. Then place in the oven and bake for approximately 50 minutes or until the top of the cake is golden brown and bounces back when lightly pressed.
8. Remove from the oven and allow the cake to cool slightly in the tin before turning it out on a wire rack to cool completely.
9. When cooled.  Dust with icing sugar.

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