This bottom picture is suppose to show you the lemon filling in it. But my recipe for the filling said adding food dye was optional. Well I see now that to get the nice yellow colour they had in their photo I needed to add the food dye or found some natural way to do it. Any suggestions how to yellow this more with out food dye?
Friday, February 26, 2010
Fear Be Gone!
I keep discovering as I tackle another fear how they are not as difficult as I thought. I get this idea in my head that oh I can't make that. Or I made that once and it did not turn out so I won't try again. So yesterday I decided to make angel food cake from scratch. I have made it 3 times before with 2 successes and one failure. Each time I tried I used a cake mix. That I ever used a cake mix is hard for me to believe. I always bake from scratch. Well my mom who is an amazing baker told me once that she made her angel food cakes from a box. So I thought that that was the thing to do. My mother since informed me that she does not do that any more cause of all the unhealthy stuff in a cake mix. She also told me how healthy angel food cake is. There is no fat, very little flour, a bit of sugar and mostly egg whites. So go and slice your self a big piece. Unless you did as I did filled it with pudding and slathered on the whip cream. Oh so good! I have this great cookbook that I love called Better Homes and Gardens Old-Fashioned Home Baking. They have this recipe in there for lemon angel food cake. What they did was once the cake is made you cut off the top of the cake about an inch of the way down. Put to the side.Then cut an inch from the edge and an inch from the middle and cut all around pulling out this middle part making a well in the cake. Which you fill with lemon filling. Then put the cake top on and cover with whipping cream. I then shaved some lemon rind on top. Turned out great! I was so pleased. I will definately make again.