New ABC baking adventure! Let's make a chiffon cake. Flo Braker made it easy with her Orange Chiffon Tweed Cake with Milk 'n' Honey Sabayon.
Well, would you look at that? This little inexpensive gizmo actually worked. Orange peels were pulverized with sugar.
What is this thing lurking at the back of the stove under a garlic basket? Well, I'll be darned! Sugar ribbons from the Pineapple Puddings. Maybe I could send it to Rose and Woody for analysis? Or a crime lab? That sugar episode made me want to learn to pull Taffy.
Hand crank beater met heavy cream which was then chilled while eggs and honey were beat into a puffy concoction.
Oh, heavens, now they must be whipped further over simmering water. Was a trip to the ER in the forecast? More importantly, did it really triple in volume?
Yes it did! Quick Jeeves, the ice water bath to stop the cooking. Phew, no honey scrambled eggs after all. Chilling the mixture gave me a hair brained idea. What if I froze it instead into ice cream a la David Lebovitz?
Is it done? Is it done? Is it done? Finally.
The moment of truth....an Orange Chiffon Tweed Cake or an Orange Chiffon Tweed Trifle? A cake after all. It didn't fall out of the pan. Note to self. Find a glass long necked bottle before it comes out of the oven.
Three hours was a long time to wait for this cake to cool. Non-nap-taking-teething-six-month-old littlest granddaughter helped me do dishes. I needed an extra set of arms.
And it actually came out of the pan in one piece! Another Will It Be Trifle moment averted. Half my angel food cake pan with the removable bottom has gone missing. I seem to remember it being absconded and filled with rocks. Three year olds are inventive creatures.
Three very long hours later, I mean who can stand to wait for this thing to cool? The aroma was maddening!
Lining the bottom of the angel food cake pan with parchmont helped it come out in tack.
This is a fantastic and easy chiffon cake. A little doubtful about the Milk 'n' Honey Sabayon, because I don't like honey in baked goodies, the ice cream surprised me. It is as good as Haagen-Daz. Both are sure to be requested many times. Everyone loved this delectable orange chocolate combination.