Saturday, April 21, 2012

Eggs and Sugar

How many ways can you combine eggs and sugar? I made an angel food cake this weekend, which called for six egg whites. My grandma’s glaze for it called for 2 yolks…what to do with the rest? Crème brûlée.

Angel food cake: egg whites, sugar, flour.
Angel food glaze: powdered sugar, butter and water.

Crème brûlée: egg yolks, sugar and cream. Though I used 1t vanilla extract instead of the bean stuff, and only made a half. I used tartaric acid and not cream of tartar; apparently they’re different but I only saw the former at the store.

Glaze for the cake:

  • 3-4 Tablespoons butter or marg.
  • 3 Cups powdered sugar (sifted)
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 Tablespoons milk.

I used water and not milk, seemed fine. Didn’t need even half of it though for the small 20cm cake.

1 comment:

  1. They both look amazing! Creme Brûlée is one of my favourite desserts!