Peachy Cottage Cheese Angel Cake
Deliciously light and airy, you’ll find it’s the perfect finish to a meal with friends, family or both.
- 250g Brancourts Cottage cheese (Classic)
- 4 free range eggs, room temperature
- 170g caster sugar
- 1teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon finely grated orange rind
- 250g almond meal
- 1 large free stone peach (just ripe)
Preheat oven to 160°C. Grease and line the base of a 20cm springform cake pan with kitchen baking paper.
Place the cottage cheese into a large bowl. Separate the egg yolks from whites. Placing the egg yolks in with the cheese and the whites into a separate clean bowl.
To the cottage cheese bowl add the sugar, vanilla and orange rind. Beat with electric beaters for about 1 minute – (the mix will still have a few small cheese lumps and that’s ok). Stir in the almond meal.
With clean and dry beaters beat the egg whites in their bowl to form soft peaks. Use a metal spoon to then stir and fold the egg whites into the cake mix bowl. Use gentle folding, rather than beating.
Spoon mix into prepared cake pan. Cut the peach into quarters then slice each quarter into 3 slices. Arrange the slices in a circle around the edge of the cake pan. Bake for 60 – 70 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the middle of the cooked cake comes out clean. Stand in pan for 5 minutes before removing to a cooling rack.
(Note – when beating egg whites, it’s important that there is no yolk or fat from another source as this will inhibit the whipping process. So wash and dry beaters well between the yolk and egg white steps.)