Pretend I am Mrs. Bale from As Time Goes By and check the weather forecast.
Quickly ascertain small window of opportunity before rain arrives and foils
Angel Food Cake making.
Set out ingredients according to Rose's Heavenly Cakes Basic Angel Food Cake recipe. Scratch head and mutter 0.22 ounces of flour doesn't seem like enough but Rose knows best. Continue measuring out minuscule mis en place before light bulb goes off. Marie. Math. Toss mis en place and start again or get out the Easy Bake Oven.
Ancient angel food cake pan
Relic from the 1950's-angel food cake batter folder
Antique beer bottle
Ask hubby if he would mind going to the store, yet again, for lemons?
Every frozen egg white in the freezer
Angel Food Cake Mantra
Please don't fall out of the pan. Please don't fall out of the pan. Please don't fall out of the pan.
Have parchment paper ready for Plan B Trifle if it falls out of the pan.
Do a happy dance of joy it didn't fall out of the pan PLUS came out in one piece.
Five bonus points.
Take serrated knife and slice into something resembling three layers.
Try not to notice air bubbles.
Exercise a modicum amount of willpower and refrain from devouring lemon filling. Slather onto two layers with finger pointing silicone spatula.
Pretend the layers match up.
Spackle whipping cream over entire cake.
No such thing as too much whipping cream.
The most amazing angel food cake ever. EVER. I am humbled by the awesomeness of Rose's Basic Angel Food Cake recipe. Exquisite. It has gone straight to the top of the favorite list, even by those who professed not to like Angel Food Cake.
Lemon Cream Filling from Heaven Only Knows Where ie Mom's Recipe Box
3/4 cup sugar
2 Tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup boiling water
2 egg yolks, beaten
1 Tablespoon butter
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1/8 teaspoon salt
Combine sugar and cornstarch in small pan. Gradually stir in water; cook and stir over medium heat until thick and smooth. Remove from heat. Add egg yolks and blend well. Add butter, lemon juice, zest and salt. Cook and stir one minute or until thickened and smooth. Chill and stir before spreading on cake.