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Chinese White Cake

Fruits, Desserts, and Other Sweet Foods

Chinese White Cake
1 teaspoon lard or another solid shortening
8 egg whites, beaten until stiff
3 Tablespoons sugar
2 Tablespoons marrow
1/2 cup cake flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1. Prepare a sheet of 8 x 8 inch parchment paper brushed on both sides with lard or whatever solid shortening being used.
2. Beat egg whites, sugar, and four teaspoons cool water for five or more minutes until well blended and stiff, but not dry.
3. Mix flour and baking powder, stir in the marrow and fold together slowly and carefully into the egg white foam. Carefully pour this into the baking pan. Steam over rapidly boiling water for ten minutes, then transfer to a pre-heated 300 degree F oven and bake for fifteen minutes. Put cake pan on a rack and cool before cutting into pieces and serving it.

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