Tidbits for the Cardinal
- 4 eggs, separated
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1/4 cup cake flour
- 1 cup sherry
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 cup water
- Cake: Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
- 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.
- 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.
- Serve cold.
- Syrup: Bring to a boil and cook for 5 minutes.
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