Today is my Dad's 69th Birthday (Paul). One of the greatest men to ever live. He was even a woodcutter like the great Paul Bunion. Cutting wood all across the land to heat his home in Amenia, ND. He married a beautiful blonde named Marcelle (Marcy for short). A beautiful, smart, courageous and talented woman. Together they grew a great garden every year, planted an orchard, raised their own chickens, turkeys, geese, pigs for food. We now are very lucky to have many more strong blondes in our family. A simple, whole hearted life, making the best memories that we could.
To honor his birthday I'm making angel food cake. I hope you like it. This is a recipe we always make, so it will be a good reference for me when we make it again.
12 pasture raised eggs - (We like happy chickens)
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup flour
1/4 tsp high quality sea salt
3 tsps cream of tartar
1 tsp real pure vanilla
Separated whites and yolks in separate bowls.
Mix the whites with an electric mixer until fluffy with stiff peaks.
Slowly add the sugar, 2 tbsps at a time, mixing on high until 1 cup is incorporated into the fluff.
Once sugar is incorporated, slowly fold in the flour and sugar mixture. A few spoonfuls at a time. Once fully folded in. Add the mixture to the angel food cake pan.
Bake at 350 for 22 minutes.
Keep an eye on it so it doesn't burn. Once it is done, flip the pan upside down to slowly steam release the cake.
Cut it out with a butter knife and place on a plate, decorate with fresh strawberries and whipped cream. Enjoy!
Happy birthday Dad!