Lime Angel Food Cake with Lime Glaze

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I’ve never made an angel food cake before, though it is one of my favorite desserts.  Generally cakes are my some least favorite things to make. I find them to be really fussy to get right, and I have too often been left with dense, dry textures or frosting that won’t set right. Though angel food cake may require a ridiculous amount of egg whites, a specific pan, and the strange instruction to invert the whole thing immediately after removing from the oven, I found it to be surprisingly easy to make.

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It mainly involves whipping egg whites with superfine sugar and flavoring until they form stiff peaks, and then gently folding in flour. It reminded me of making marshmallow fluff, and come to think of it, angel food cake does have a light, fluffy, sticky quality akin to marshmallows. And, it is wonderfully, delicious.  I substituted almonds for the pistachios called for, and thought it was an excellent topping with the lime glaze. The cake was supremely moist, and lightly sweet. I used barely any of the lime syrup, since I didn’t really care for it when I tried it, but I do think they small amount that I used was plenty to add a refreshing sweet tartness.

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I look forward to making more angel food cakes in the future, though I would recommend skipping that flavor combination unless you are crazy about limes.

I was a bit flummoxed by the superfluous egg yolks. I decided to try my hand a vanilla frozen custard, as I don’t use my ice cream maker nearly enough. I used Alton Brown’s recipe, if anyone else needs ideas on what to do with ten extra egg yolks.  It is very tasty!
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Baked Sunday Mornings

Bale Bars

Bale Bars-you can’t go wrong with peanut butter and pretzels generally, and combining them with some sugar, butter and white chocolate to form a bar cookie is just genius.

IMG_2837 1These were delicious and very quickly devoured. I really should have cut this recipe in half and made it in an 8 inch pan.

IMG_2832I did find them a bit difficult to cut. I ended up with many delicious crumbly bits left over, which I was thinking would have made a great ice cream topping, but in the end we just scooped them up and ate them plain.

IMG_2839 1I don’t know if I can ever make these again because they were too dangerous to have around our house!

Next week: Lime Angel Food Cake

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