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Tidbits for the Cardinal

Ingredients

Cake

  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cake flour
  • 1 cup sherry

Syrup

  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water

Instructions

  1. Cake: Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl beat egg whites until very stiff. In a small bowl beat yolks until lemony; add sugar and continue beating. When stiff, add slowly, by tablespoonsful, the cornstarch and cake flour. Carefully fold yolk mixture into beaten whites. Spoon into a well-buttered 8 x 8-inch pan. Bake for 15 minutes.
  3. Turn off oven, slightly open door, and allow cake to cool in the oven. When cold, cut into 16 squares. Arrange in a serving bowl and slowly saturate with sherry. Pour hot Syrup over cake and refrigerate.
  4. Serve cold.
  5. Syrup: Bring to a boil and cook for 5 minutes.

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