Shaker Recipe of the Month
Kitchen of the Church Family, Hancock Shaker Village
Frank Leslie’s Popular Monthly, September 1873
Golden Angel Cake
|1 1/2 cups sugar||4 egg yolks|
|1 tablespoon water||1 teaspoon vanilla|
|1/2 cup boiling water||1 1/2 cups flour|
|1/2 teaspoon cream of tarter||Whites of 4 eggs|
Beat 10 minutes, 1 1/2 cups sugar, 4 egg yolks, 1 tablespoon water and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Add 1/2 cup boiling water and 1 1/2 cups flour that has been sifted with 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar. Fold in beaten whites of 4 eggs. Bake one hour in a slow oven (350° F), in ungreased tube pan. Let cool before unmolding.
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