Thursday, June 19, 2008

Angel Food Cake


This is one truly delightful melt in the mouth dessert. The recipe is so simple and takes about 55 minutes to prepare.

INGREDIENTS

* 355 ml egg whites
* 5 g cream of tartar
* 2 g salt
* 200 g sugar
* 5 ml vanilla extract
* 180 g confectioners' sugar
* 145 g cake flour

GLAZE
* 75 g unsalted butter
* 240 g confectioners' sugar
* 1 g ground cinnamon
* 45 ml apple juice

DIRECTIONS
  1. In a mixing bowl, beat egg whites, cream of tartar and salt at medium speed until soft peaks are distnctly formed.
  1. Add 2 tablespoonful of sugar at a time, beating well after each addition; Continue beating until smooth and stiff peaks form.
  2. Add vanilla extracts while beating at low speed.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine confectioners' sugar and flour; Fold into egg mixture.
  4. Pour into an ungreased 10-inch tube pan.
  5. Bake at 200°C for about 40 minutes or until top crust is golden brown and cracks feel dry. Immediately invert cake in pan to cool completely.

For glaze, melt butter in a saucepan. Stir in the confectioners' sugar and cinnamon. Add apple juice slowly until glaze is thin enough to drizzle. Drizzle over cake.

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