Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Holiday Weekend Luncheon

The Complete Holiday Cookbook also has two other Thanksgiving Weekend menus. I hope the authors didn't think the same person would be preparing all these! This is a photo of Angel Food Chocolate Eggnog Cake. The entire menu for the "Holiday Weekend Luncheon" is:

Turkey Cacciatore, or Savory Turkey Sandwiches or Venison Roast

Wilted Lettuce (Yes, it's actually a recipe.)

Garlic Bread

Angel Food Chocolate Eggnog Cake, or Mince Upside-Down Cupcakes

I'll be posting lost of these recipes.

Here is the cake:
2 cups eggnog

1 6-oz. package semisweet chocolate pieces

1 tablespoon unflavored gelatin

1/4 cup milk

1 cup whipping cream, whipped

1 baked chocolate angel food cake (?? Where would you find that??)

Bring eggnog almost to simmering temperature, stirring constantly over low heat. Add chocolate pieces; stir until melted. Soften gelatin in milk; stir in eggnog until thoroughly dissolved. Cool. Fold in whipped cream when mixture begins to thicken. Slice angel food cake into strips 1/2 inch thick. Line bottom of springform pan with layer of cake. Cut 8 pieces of cake to about the size of ladyfingers; stand around sides of pan at even intervals. Pour gelatin mixture over bottom layer of cake. Alternate layers of cake and filling, ending with thin covering of filling on top. Refrigerate until set. Remove side of pan. Decorate top of cake with Eggnog icing. Spread icing down sides between chocolate angel ladyfingers. Sprinkle nutmeg over top.

This sounds like a heck of a lot of work to ruin a nice angel food cake. But who has a separate luncheon and menu Thanksgiving weekend anyway? (Go out to eat if you have any stomach room left.)


Anne said...

I love this - esp the already baked chocolate angel food cake part - do you suppose we could use this type of direction in other parts of our lives? Take one already written novel, add some details -- um, guess that won't work. Take one child already raised, add some advice - nope...but surely this recipe author is on to something!

Amy said...

That's funny. Sadly I think my wardrobe applies, though. Take one outfit purchased 6 years ago and add new earrings?

Too bad the novel thing won't work!