Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Angel Cake

Just Plain Cooking today:

Angel Cake (Memaw's)

3/4 cup sifted flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup egg whites (about 8 large eggs)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

Sift together flour and 1/2 cup sugar. Set aside.
In large bowl put in egg whites from eggs that are at room temperature. Sprinkle salt over egg whites. Beat until foamy with electric beater at high speed.
Add cream of tartar. Continue beating until stiff and shiny, but not dry.
Beat in sugar about 2 tablespoons at a time.
Fold in vanilla.
Sift about 1/4 cup of flour mixture over the beaten egg mixture. Fold in lightly with mixing spoon.DO NOT BEAT! Repeat until all flour mixture is used.
Put in greased 8 1/2 inch tube pan. Cut gently through mixture with a bread knife to remove bubbles.
Bake 30 minutes at 350 degrees F or until firm to a gentle touch.
Remove from oven. Turn pan upside down so as to rest on the tube.
When cold, remove from pan.

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