Tuesday, May 18, 2010

breaking cake.

I associate angel food cake with family celebrations after my grandmother had a heart attack in '94. Because it's surprisingly low in fat, it became the family dessert of choice.

In an effort to eat lighter, I've been re-acquainting myself with angel food cake of late. It's light and simple and the perfect match with fresh berries and a drizzle of acacia honey.  Simple foods are best for summer.

So it was serendipitous today when Merril over at food52.com posted about this nifty gadget

This cake-breaker allows you to cut pieces of angel food (or any) cake without compromising it's trademark airiness,  So now I'm going to be trolling eBay for my own vintage cake-breaker.

Merrill also included a recipe for angel food cake and I am trying desperately to ignore the chocolate bar-heavy whipped topping she included as well! 

Hmmm... it's lunch time and the angel food cake and berries in my kitchen are calling now!

(And if you're wondering, Mam recovered nicely from her heart attack, beat cancer 10 years later and has probably accomplished more this morning than I will accomplish all week!)

1 comment:

s + b said...

oooh, i LOVE angel food cake. berries and honey sounds delicious on top. my favorite topping, though, is whipping cream with brown sugar and heath bar bits whipped into it (fattening, i know, but it's heaven. trust me).