Swans Down Angel Food Cake

Course : Cakes
Serves: 1
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1 cup cake flour -- swans down
1 cup egg whites -- (8-10 eggs) *
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar -- sifted
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract

Preparation / Directions:

* Remove eggs from refrigerator several hours before using. They beat up lighter and more easily when at room temperature, and give increased fineness of grain and delicacy of texture to angel food cakes. Sift flour once, measure, and sift four more times. Beat egg whites and salt with flat wire whisk. When foamy, add cream of tartar and continue beating until eggs are stiff enough to hold up in peaks, but not dry. Fold in sugar carefully, 2 tablespoons at a time, until all is used. Fold in flavoring. Then sift small quantity of flour over mixture and fold in carefully; continue until all is used. Turn into ungreased angel food pan and bake in slow oven at least one hour. Begin at 275 degrees F. and after 30 minutes increase heat slightly (325 degrees F.) and bake 30 minutes longer. Remove from oven and invert pan for 1 hour, or until cold


Nutritional Information:

1502 Calories (kcal); 1g Total Fat; (0% calories from fat); 34g Protein; 340g Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 937mg Sodium

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