Friday, May 31, 2013

Angel Food Cake

I have always liked Angel Food Cake, it's so light and fluffy. So when we found ourselves with four dozen farm fresh eggs from our neighbors, I decided to make this cake from The Pioneer Woman. Let's get started!

Alrighty, to start preheat your oven to 350, and add the flour and salt to a sifter and sift five times. Set aside. 

This is an important step, so you really have to sift it five times.

Next, get only the egg whites out of FIFTEEN eggs. That, my friend, is a lot of eggs! Take a bow, Manry Chickens!

Then wip the eggs on high until they look like this. Bubbly and frothy, but still liquidy.

Add cream fo tartar and mix on high for a long time until it looks like...

This! It probably should have mixed a little longer, but that's okay. 

Then slowly add the sugar at medium-low. You are supposed to sift the sugar three times, but I didn't and it still tasted fine.

Now, vvveeeerrrryyyy carfully fold in the flour and salt mixture to the egg whites.

Looks good...

Then add a teaspoon of vanilla..

And gently fold that in, too.

It kinda looks like ice-cream!

Now add dough to a non-greasy, non-cooking-sprayed tube pan. We packed ours, so we used a bundt pan instead.

Bake for 35-40 minutes, then allow it to cool upside-down on a bottle.


Twa came for a slice. Twa, I hope you know you will NOT be getting a slice, so don't get any cake-eating ideas.

I forgot a half a cup of sugar. Plus two tablespoons. Big mistake. It still tasted fine, just a bit un-sweet. So don't be like me!  
If you have some fruit, add sugar to it in a bowl, and in an hour or so, you'll have a nice syrupy thing going on! Makes a great topping!

And, another poll is up! Check it out!

Daisy Ray

Angel Food Cake


15 whole Egg whites
1 teaspoon of Cream of Tartar
1-1/2 cup of sugar, plus two tablespoons
1 cup of flour or cake flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla


Preheat oven to 350.

Mix flour and salt, sift five times.

Beat egg whites until bubbly and frothy, then add Cream of Tartar and mix on high until stiff.

Have mixer on medium-low, and slowly add sifted sugar.
Take the bowl off the mixer and very gently fold in the flour mixture. After that, add vanilla and fold gently, too. Add to tube pan and bake for 35-40 minutes, and test with a wooden skewer to see if it's done.

And viola! You have just made Angel Food Cake!  Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Pug and a Poll

The poll is over! The right answer was..... REEDINGS!! Congrats to all who guessed it, and thank you for entering! That giveaway is taking a lot longer than I expected, and I still don't know when we'll do it. Hmmm.....

Me: What do you have to say, Lottie?

Lottie: 'Sup.

Me: Is that all, pug?

Lottie: Sure is, ya'll.

Me: Ok, bye pug-a-wug.

Lotti: Don't call me pug-a-wug.

Me: Sorry pug-a-bear!

Lottie: Don't call me pug-a-bear either.

Me: Oh, okay.

The next day...

Me: Hiya, Guava.

Guava: Greetings.

Me: You kinda look like you're in utter bliss, Guava.

Guava: I am, for I'm imagining cans and cans of tuna.

Me: Oh, well don't expect US to give you tuna.

Guava: I've lived here three years, I know what to expect from you humans.

Me: Man, talk about a mean cat! Hi there pug. 

Lottie: Hey.

Me: Do you want to look rad, Lottie?

Lottie: Sure do, ya'll.

Me: Then try on...

Me: ...THESE!!

Lottie: Whoa, I do look rad! But what does ths 'C' stand for?

Me: Cute, Moonshine. It stands for cute.

Lottie: Oh. Thats good.

Me: You better know it is, Moon.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

What the Animals have to Say

 Casey: What are you doing?

 Lottie: Itching.

 Casey: I see.

Casey: Whoa lookit this!

Lottie: Hold on, let me finish yawning.

Lottie: Wow, that is cool!

Casey: Yeah! I never realized this rug was here!

Casey: You're my BFF.

Lottie: You're mine too.

Husty: Am I your BFF too?

Lottie: Huh? Oh sure, yeah.

Me: Hey Aquilla. Whatcha eatin'?

Aquilla: The onwy ting you feed us, cat food! Duh!

Me: Oh. I'm going to see your brethren.

Ravioli: Rah! Take this! And this!

Jasper: Oh yeah? Well then, take THIS! 

Ravioli: Eat my dust, weakling!

Jasper: Hey! Where'd you come from?
Ravioli: Never mind the human child! Let's keep playing!

Ravioli: This rocking chairs' going down!

Ravioli: I can't do it!

Jasper: No worries, little bro! I got this!

Jasper: RRRAAAAAHHHHH...........

Jasper: AHHHHHHHHHHH......

Me: This is getting a bit boring.

Me: Hi Twa!

Twa: Hello man!

Me: Uh Twa...

Me: Twa! Stop licking yourself!!!!

Twa: Oh!

Me: Twa!...

Twa: Ok, I'm done!

Twa: I love you so much!

Me: Uh, me too Twa. I'm going to leave now...

Me: Are you napping, pug?

Lottie: Sure am; but I'm done now.

Me: Oh good. Come up on the bed.

Lottie: What did you want?

Me: Well-

Lottie: Wait! I'm feelin' it- an itch is a comin'!

Lottie: Oh, much better.

Me: Well now that you're done, the thing I wanted to tell you is-

Lottie: UUUUUU...

Lottie: UUUU....


Me: Pug! You're impossible to talk to! I'm outta here!