Monday, May 31, 2010

This is not a test. This is not a test.

Marty decided to make an Angel Food Cake last night.  His cakes are the best ever:  rich, light, sweet, airy, perfect.  And his icing, Seven Minute Boiled, to die for.  Usually.  We are not sure what happened.  Was it the older eggs, the weather, a bad night, was he too sober (we always drink wine while cooking, but none last night), were the gods jealous of his abilities?  There were problems throughout the process.
He has used this recipe for 43 years.  Never had a failure.  Not even a close call.
Triple sifting the cake flour.
                      Cake flour, confectionery sugar, eggs, vanilla, almond extract.
                     Separating the eggs.  For the first time ever, a yolk broke and he had to fish it all out.
Adding vanilla extract as the eggs begin to beat.     
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The eggs are almost at full volume.

He is adding the cake flour to the beaten egg whites.  They start to collaspe!

Quality control.  All tastes great.
The cake cooling.
The finished product.  It was shorter, some denser, light, and tasted great.  We won't even go into the icing.

1 comment:

Erik Appel said...

I can attest to the fact that I've never seen a failed Marty Appel angel food cake.