mercoledì 16 aprile 2014

Pan di spagna

It is time for a moist and fluffy cake that can be eaten plain or with fresh fruit and a dollop of whipped cream or just ice cream.

125 gr sugar
125 all purpose flour
4 eggs
a teaspoon of baking powder
a pinch of salt
vanilla extract
lemon zest

Preheat the oven to 180 C. Sift or whisk the flour with the baking powder and salt.

Separate the egg yolks from the whites in two different bowls. Whip the egg whites until foamy and form stiff peaks and set aside.

Whip the egg yolks with the sugar and gently but quickly fold the flour into the egg yolk batter, once incorporated add the lemon zest and the vanilla extract. Gently fold little by little the beaten egg whites into the batter to lighten. Do not over mix the batter or It will deflate.

Pour the batter into a baking pan and bake for 20/25 min until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.

Allow the cake to cool completely before unmolding.

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