Let me re-phrase that. I am NOT anybody’s idea of the late Julia Child. I would be all about the collapsed half of the soufflé and never about the still standing side, however, even I can sometimes bake.
When I’m baking one of my favorites is the Angel food cake. You can go wrong here. Sugar is essentially powdered sugar – or else…. The egg whites have to be room temperature. The oven has to be a hot oven with no cold regions or your cake will be lopsided, and you have to turn you cake upside down immediately. No fooling.
For Valentine’s Day I like to substitute some of the water in the mix (if all else fails) with red food coloring, and a shot of double strength vanilla essence from Penzey’s for the perfect pink vanilla angel food cake. You are after pinkness of a most unsubtle sort. This is the basis of my Valentine’s Angel food Cake. See? Ridiculous, no?
Happy Valentine’s Day to all my readers!