Sunday, December 19, 2010
Grilled Angel Food Cake with Warm Wild Blueberry Sauce.
Words worthy of their own sentence in italics. Yes grilled cake, over coals. The grilling creates beautiful brown stripes of caramelized crispness on the outside while slightly softening the sugar spun insides of the cake. That alone would bring the simple cake to near perfection making it enough to swoon for, but topped with warm gently simmered blueberry sauce, Angel Food Cake is taken to a totally new level of beauty and deliciousness.
The sauce can be prepared ahead of time and then just reheated, or made fresh in about 10 minutes.
2 10 oz packages of frozen wild blueberries
1/3 C orange juice
1/3 C sugar
2 T lemon juice
4 t cornstarch
Combine blueberries, juice and sugar in a medium saucepan. Cover and gradually bring to a boil over medium high heat, stir every now and then. After it begins to boil, reduce heat and simmer for four minutes.
While it's simmering, combine the lemon juice and cornstarch in a small bowl. Add this to the berries after the four minute simmer concludes and return to a boil for a minute or two stirring often. Remove from heat and either use it right away, or cool and put in the fridge for reheating while the angel food cake is grilling. Can be made 3-4 days in advance.
I saved a surprise for the end. The calories in a typical slice of Angel Food Cake is 72. The calories in the sauce is a mere 67. Thus this beautiful impress the company dessert has only 139 calories. For a nutrition breakdown on the sauce, click here.
This sauce can be used on anything you want - pancakes, oatmeal, cakes, ice cream, cheesecake, or eat it out of hand with a spoon. Lovely and remember, blueberries are good for you. Don't use a wooden spoon that you love very much while stirring as it will turn very purple.
Enjoy this beautiful dessert in a mindful way.