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Recipe for Angel Food Cake with Grapefruit Compote by Dawn’s Recipes

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Recipe for Angel Food Cake with Grapefruit Compote by Dawn's Recipes

We’ve outlined all the ingredients and directions for you to make the perfect Angel Food Cake with Grapefruit Compote. This dish qualifies as a Intermediate level recipe. It should take you about 2 hr 10 min to make this recipe. The Angel Food Cake with Grapefruit Compote recipe should make enough food for 8 servings.

You can add your own personal twist to this Angel Food Cake with Grapefruit Compote recipe, depending on your culture or family tradition. Don’t be scared to add other ingredients once you’ve gotten comfortable with the recipe! Please see below for a list of potential bakeware items that might be necessary for this Angel Food Cake with Grapefruit Compote recipe.

Ingredients for Angel Food Cake with Grapefruit Compote

  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine salt
  • 12 large egg whites, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 strip grapefruit peel, white pith removed
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 grapefruit (red is best)

Directions for Angel Food Cake with Grapefruit Compote

  1. Make the cake: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine the flour, 3/4 cup of the sugar, and the salt in a medium bowl and whisk to combine.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the egg whites with the cream of tartar and the vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until frothy. Increase the speed to high and gradually add the remaining 3/4 cup sugar, a few tablespoons at a time. Beat until the egg whites form glossy, medium-stiff peaks.
  4. Sift about one-third of the flour mixture onto the egg whites and fold in with a large rubber spatula until almost completely incorporated. Continue sifting and folding in the flour mixture until all of the flour is incorporated.
  5. Spoon the batter into an ungreased tube pan, gently smoothing the top. Bake until golden brown and the top springs back when gently pressed, 35 to 40 minutes. Turn the pan upside down on a cooling rack and cool completely.
  6. Run a thin knife around the edge of the cake, then invert to release from the pan.
  7. Make the compote: Combine the sugar, cinnamon stick, grapefruit peel and 3/4 cup water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce the heat to a brisk simmer and cook until syrupy, 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in the vanilla.
  8. Meanwhile, use a serrated knife to cut the peel and pith off of the grapefruit. Working over a bowl, use a sharp paring knife to cut between the membranes and release the grapefruit segments. Pour the sugar syrup over the grapefruit segments and let stand at room temperature for at least 5 minutes and up to 1 hour (the longer the compote sits, the more it infuses). Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to 3 hours.
  9. Serve the angel food cake topped with grapefruit compote.

Bakeware for your recipe

You will find below are bakeware items that could be needed for this Angel Food Cake with Grapefruit Compote recipe or similar recipes. Feel free to skip to the next item if it doesn’t apply.

  • Cooking pots
  • Frying pan
  • Steamers
  • Colander
  • Skillet
  • Knives
  • Cutting board
  • Grater
  • Saucepan
  • Stockpot
  • Spatula
  • Tongs
  • Measuring cups
  • Wooden Spoon

Categories in this Recipe

  • Baking – Baking is a method of preparing food that uses dry heat, typically in an oven, but can also be done in hot ashes, or on hot stones. The most common baked item is bread but many other types of foods are baked. Heat is gradually transferred “from the surface of cakes, cookies, and breads to their center. As heat travels through, it transforms batters and doughs into baked goods and more with a firm dry crust and a softer center”. Baking can be combined with grilling to produce a hybrid barbecue variant by using both methods simultaneously, or one after the other. Baking is related to barbecuing because the concept of the masonry oven is similar to that of a smoke pit.Because of historical social and familial roles, baking has traditionally been performed at home by women for day-to-day meals and by men in bakeries and restaurants for local consumption. When production was industrialized, baking was automated by machines in large factories. The art of baking remains a fundamental skill and is important for nutrition, as baked goods, especially breads, are a common and important food, both from an economic and cultural point of view. A person who prepares baked goods as a profession is called a baker. On a related note, a pastry chef is someone who is trained in the art of making pastries, desserts, bread and other baked goods.
  • Dessert – Dessert (/dɪˈzɜːrt/) is a course that concludes a meal. The course consists of sweet foods, such as confections, and possibly a beverage such as dessert wine and liqueur. In some parts of the world, such as much of Central Africa and West Africa, and most parts of China, there is no tradition of a dessert course to conclude a meal.The term dessert can apply to many confections, such as biscuits, cakes, cookies, custards, gelatins, ice creams, pastries, pies, puddings, macaroons, sweet soups, tarts and fruit salad. Fruit is also commonly found in dessert courses because of its naturally occurring sweetness. Some cultures sweeten foods that are more commonly savory to create desserts.
  • Healthy – Health, according to the World Health Organization, is “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease and infirmity”. A variety of definitions have been used for different purposes over time. Health can be promoted by encouraging healthful activities, such as regular physical exercise and adequate sleep, and by reducing or avoiding unhealthful activities or situations, such as smoking or excessive stress. Some factors affecting health are due to individual choices, such as whether to engage in a high-risk behavior, while others are due to structural causes, such as whether the society is arranged in a way that makes it easier or harder for people to get necessary healthcare services. Still other factors are beyond both individual and group choices, such as genetic disorders.
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  • Fruit – In botany, a fruit is the seed-bearing structure in flowering plants that is formed from the ovary after flowering.Fruits are the means by which flowering plants (also known as angiosperms) disseminate their seeds. Edible fruits in particular have long propagated using the movements of humans and animals in a symbiotic relationship that is the means for seed dispersal for the one group and nutrition for the other; in fact, humans and many animals have become dependent on fruits as a source of food. Consequently, fruits account for a substantial fraction of the world’s agricultural output, and some (such as the apple and the pomegranate) have acquired extensive cultural and symbolic meanings.In common language usage, “fruit” normally means the fleshy seed-associated structures (or produce) of plants that typically are sweet or sour and edible in the raw state, such as apples, bananas, grapes, lemons, oranges, and strawberries. In botanical usage, the term “fruit” also includes many structures that are not commonly called “fruits”, such as nuts, bean pods, corn kernels, tomatoes, and wheat grains.
  • Grapefruit Recipes
  • Low-Fat
  • Low Sodium
  • Heart-Healthy
  • Low-Cholesterol
Chef Dawn
Chef Dawn

Chef Dawn lives and breathes food, always seeking new ingredients to whip up super simple recipes that are big on bold flavor. Being half French, she tends to treat food as a source of pleasure rather than just fuel for our bodies.

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Chef Dawn lives and breathes food, always seeking new ingredients to whip up super simple recipes that are big on bold flavor. Being half French, she tends to treat food as a source of pleasure rather than just fuel for our bodies Read Full Chef Bio Here .

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