Monday, March 16, 2009

Fondue for Angels

A wonderful friend of mine, Chelsea, gave me a set of adorable forked fondue skewers a few years ago for my birthday... when I spotted these lovely little utensils in my kitchen drawer I knew exactly what to make for dessert!

Cake: Angel Food
Dipping: Cream Cheese and Toasted Coconut Fondue
Tom and Lucy's Art Shoppe is coming up at the end of April so here is a little teaser of one item that will be available for sale there - Toasted Coconut Sweet Sauce; an amorous concoction of silky caramel flavors intermittent with delectably crunchy flakes of toasted coconut (hence the name).

Angel Food Cake is perfect by itself, but with most things a little variation is always a welcome gift.

I think the best recipe is the simple and traditional version, at least that is what I call the recipe in my "Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook" but as there are a brazillion versions of this cookbook, and probably just as many simple and traditional versions of this cake:
1 cup flour
3/4 cup sugar
Set aside

Whip to soft peaks, moist and glossy:
12 egg whites
1 1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup sugar slowly, 2 tablespoons at a time until whites hold stiff peaks

Fold in sifted flour and sugar in four stages

Pour into ungreased 10" angel food cake pan
Bake 375° F, 35-40 minutes
Invert cake in pan, let cool

To fondue with Toasted Coconut Sweet Sauce you'll have to either visit the Art Shoppe (see right side bar) or visit the Fahrenheit 350° Bakery (see right side bar).
To fondue with cream cheese:
3oz. cream cheese
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon vanilla

Pour into heat proof bowl and warm in oven on low until melted throughout
Cube cake slices and fondue!

4 Sweet Talkers:

Pamela said...

What a great Easter dessert! I will definently have to pick up some sauce at the art shoppe!

Gabriel Olson said...

I like to dip in the sweet sauce first, and then the coconut one. MMMM!!!

Heather said...

HOW did i miss this post!? that is a cute fondu pot set! how darling! and, man! what an amazingly delicious dessert! thanks for sharing!

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