Sunday, March 07, 2010

Angel-Food Strata

This is also from Chocolate Cookery, by Mable Hoffman. I misspelled her name yesterday - sorry, Mable!

I like the look of this one - you see variations on angel food layers in a lots of the vintage cookbooks, as well as in modern magazines. This is a store bought angel food cake with a yummy chocolate filling in the layers.

Over the weekend my husband and I got to go antiquing briefly to the Oakton St. Antique Mall, a favorite place around here for us. My back was hurting, but my husband found some very weird cookbooks. I'll be posting from those and adding some photos of fun foods I took over the weekend soon, too. Of course beginning Wednesday I will start up with the green foods this week, too...

Angel-Food Strata (filling)

1/2 cup sugar

1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder

2 tablespoons cornstarch

1-1/4 cups cold water

2 eggs, slightly beaten

1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

1 (1 lb. 3 oz.) angel-food cake

4 maraschino cherries, halved

In medium saucepan, combine sugar, cocoa and cornstarch. Stir in water, then eggs. Stir constantly over low heat until thickened and smooth. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla. Cool until lukewarm. Cut cake horizontally into 3 layers. Spread filling between layers and on top of cake. Garnish with cherries. Makes 10 servings, about 230 calories per serving, to 12 servings, about 180 calories per serving.

I think you could get an angel food cake mix, dye it green and cut it like this when done. Then add a couple drops peppermint extract instead of the vanilla extract to make this a more St. Pat's treat. They have green candied cherries, too...

1 comment:

Kathleen Ernst said...

Hope you're feeling better!

This looks yummy, but I will also look forward to green foods. --Oh wait, I bet you're not talking salads!