Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A special supper

Here are a few pics of what our Feb. 14th looked like.

Made a heart shaped brownie for a friend, then divided up another pan for other neighbors

Uber-cute little oven mitt-hot pads came in the mail from Gramma!

A delightful new cake recipe~ Airways Sponge Cake ~ great with whipped cream and raspberries, didn't get soggy like an Angel Food cake sometimes does

This is how I cool my cake, came out of the pan perfectly later by running a knife around the edge.
Recipe is at end of entry.

 Girls set the table all pretty like for when Daddy got home.
Daddy brought his main honey some fresh mushrooms and a Bounty bar!  What a keeper!
Made a yummy meal, ate with fancy dishes and by candlelight!

Never to waste a drop!

Airways Sponge Cake
6 eggs, separated
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups cake flour (I used regular white)
1/4 tsp
6 tbsp water ( I used room temp)
1 tsp grated lemon ( I left this out)
1 tsp lemon extract ( I used Mexican vanilla and 1 tsp of dark spiced rum )
1 1/2tsp baking powder
( I also added 1/2 tsp of cream of tartar to the egg whites)

Beat egg yolks until light and lemon color.  Beat in sugar gradually.  Sift flour and salt together (I just stirred); add alternately with water to first mixture.  Add extract.  Beat egg whites until foamy (best in glass container) add baking powder and continue beating until they hold a peak.  Fold into the egg yolk mix and pour into a UNgreased pan (tube pan).  
Bake 325F for 50-60 mins.
YUM.  Not too sweet and just firm enough to hold up to whipped cream, ice cream, sauces.


Kimberly said...

Love it!

We had chicken parmesan, roast broccoli, garlic bread, and then lemon cupcakes with white chocolate ganache filling. Two new recipes in one night - who knew I had it in me?

I love doing things that are for NEIL and not for me though. The kind of love he loves to receive is service, and I love being able to make him feel special like that.

Ain't love grand?

Jo said...

Oh I know. We're always going to eat with more candlelight (now that the girls don't tip them over) and always forget. It was so nice and calm.
My hubby loves a clean house...oh my, I fail at that so often. Good thing he also likes happy girls...ha ha! I can do that!