Friday, April 29, 2011

I Tried Something New. Grade: D-

I guess they all can't be winners.  But I had really high hopes for this one.  Quinn found this recipe at Bloom (our local grocery store) and asked me to make it.  Angel Food and Grapefruit Lush Cake.  It sounded intriguing, the ingredients were few and simple and the calorie count was pretty darn good.  Here is the recipe and a picture of what it was supposed to look like >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

+ 5 cp Grapefruit
+ 8 oz vanilla flavor instant pudding and pie filling
+ 2 cp non dairy whipped topping
+ 10 in angel food cake
+ 5 Strawberries
  • Mix grapefruit sections and dry pudding mix in medium bowl.
  • Gently stir in whipped topping.
  • Cut cake horizontally into three layers. Place bottom cake layer, cut-side up, on serving plate. Top with one-third of the pudding mixture.
  • Repeat layers two times. Refrigerate for at least 1 hr.
  • Top with grapefruit sections and strawberries just before serving.
Here are my pictures as we went and my end result:

    We started off good....
    Looking good...
    Uh oh.  It's leaning.  This was the beginning of the end.
    The filling looked "ok".
    Oh geez.  It was so ugly.  I actually took this pic from the good side.
    Look at mine next to what it was supposed to be.  Shameful.

                                                           I thought, "Maybe it will still taste good."   Nope.  The kids each took a bite and after a moment of yum, their little faces squished up they were like, "What is that taste?!"  It seems the grapefruit took on a metallic, soapy flavor after being mixed with the other ingredients.  Abby said it tasted like hand sanitizer.  So alas, it's in the garbage now which means the quest continues to find another beautiful, delicious, healthy dessert for my family.  

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