Grandmother Shaw baked on Fridays and Saturdays, making simple sweets like this.
1 cup sifted all-purpose flour 1 1/2 cups sugar, divided 1 tablespoon grated lime rind 12 large egg whites 1 teaspoon cream of tartar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
Preheat oven to 325°. Lightly spoon sifted flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Sift flour again into a small bowl; add 3/4 cup sugar and rind, stirring mixture well with a whisk.
Place egg whites in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at high speed until foamy. Add cream of tartar and salt; beat until soft peaks form. Gradually add remaining 3/4 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until stiff peaks form. Beat in lemon extract and lime juice. Sift 1/4 cup flour mixture over egg white mixture; gently fold in. Repeat procedure with remaining flour mixture, 1/4 cup at a time.
Spoon batter into an ungreased 10-inch tube pan, spreading evenly. Break air pockets by cutting through batter with a knife. Bake at 325° for 55 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched. Remove cake from the oven. Invert pan; cool completely. Loosen cake from sides of pan using a narrow metal spatula. Invert cake onto a plate.
Yield: 8 servings (serving size: 1 slice)
CALORIES 227 (1% from fat); FAT 0.2g (satfat 0.0g, monofat 0.0g, polyfat 0.1g); PROTEIN 7g; CARBOHYDRATE 49.3g; FIBER 0.4g; CHOLESTEROL 0.0mg; IRON 0.7mg; SODIUM 157mg; CALCIUM 7mg; Cooking Light, MAY 2005
-------------------- IBS-A for 20 years with terrible bloating and gas. On the diet since April 2004. Remember this from Heather's information pages:
"You absolutely must eat insoluble fiber foods, and as much as safely possible, but within the IBS dietary guidelines. Treat insoluble fiber foods with suitable caution, and you'll be able to enjoy a wide variety of them, in very healthy quantities, without problem." Please eat IF foods!