Tuesday, June 12, 2007


On Sunday, while I was sewing, MeMum called and said she'd made some strawberry shortcake and wouldn't I like to come over? Well, no one has to twist my arm! MeMum makes awesome strawberry shortcake. Except, can you call it shortcake if there's no shortcake? We've always called it shortcake, but it's really an angel food cake. It's one of my favorites and the highlight of this time of year!The sponge cake is sweet, moist and just heavenly. Nothing like those little angel food cakes they sell next to the strawberries this time of year. In the event you might be interested, I thought I'd share MeMum's recipe:

Angel Food Cake

12 egg whites
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 1/2 cups sugar, divided
1 cup sifted cake flour
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Beat egg whites (at room temperature) and salt until foamy. Add cream of tartar; beat until soft peaks form. Add 1 cup sugar, 2 tablespoons at a time, beating until stiff peaks form.

Sift remaining 1/2 cup sugar and flour together. Gently fold into egg whites. Add flavorings.

Spoon the batter into an ungreased 10-inch tube pan. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes. Invert cake; cool 1 hour or until completely cool. Remove cake from pan. Yield: one 10-inch cake.

Add strawberries mixed with a little sugar, and whipped cream. (Cool whip, if you must, but this cake really cries for the real thing!)

In the meantime, I've been trying to keep up with all of you bloggers. You're all wearing me out -- in a wonderful sort of way! I think maybe we should have one blog-free day a week. You know, kind of like in the old days, how Sunday was a day of rest. Probably wouldn't work though -- everyone would just save up what they had to say and then double-blog.

Apparently, Julie just can't sit still. Look what she's come up with now. She's incredible!

Here and here are some samples of the cute quilts at Dogged.

And check out this little beauty over at Barefoot Daydreams. Very inspiring.

I feel a nap coming on. See you next time.


Sarah and Jack said...

Do you use bloglines or google reader or something similar? I find it makes blog reading a LOT easier (and faster too!)

Ragged Roses said...

Yummy - I like this recipe!!!! Thank you!!!!
Kim x

Anonymous said...

Mmmm...strawberry shortcake! It's been a long time since I've enjoyed that treat. Perhaps I'll pick up some ingredients when I head out to the grocery store this week...


Angie said...

Yummmy!!!! Could you Fed Ex me some of that pleeeezzzzzeeee???? LOL BTW I love your apron in the last post! Cute, cute!

Vallen said...

Thanks for the links. They were inspirational and yes, a little tiring. I want some of that energy!!!

karen said...

YUMMO - this looks so good I wish I could reach into the screen for a spoonful. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Louise said...

What a yummy looking cake - I'll have to give that a go. Thanks for all the quilt links - how gorgeous are they. I am about to get stuck into my doll quilt for the swap and need lots of inspiration.

meggie said...

Thanks for the links!
Oh that looks so delicious! I am not a dairy eater, but the strawberries & the cake... divine.

Wanted to lick the screen!

Holly said...

me mouth is watering.

thanks me mom.

that susan branch fabric is too cute! nice touch.