Friday, April 1, 2011

Foolish Food Friday!

Happy April Fool's Day! Anna has been talking about April Fool's Day for some time now and I wanted to pull a prank on her. She's pretty sharp so I knew it would have to be good.

I follow Bridget's amazingly creative blog, Bake at 350, and she had a terrific idea for a prank on April Fool's Day, courtesy of Family Fun magazine. It is a fake grilled cheese sandwich, made with sliced & toasted pound cake and dyed cake icing.

Pound cake (we used Entenmann's brand)
1 cup buttercream or white frosting (canned is just fine)
Yellow and red food coloring

Cut the pound cake into bread-like slices and toast them in a toaster oven just until they turn golden brown. Once they've cooled for a few minutes, stack two slices for each sandwich and cut the stack in half diagonally (slicing the sandwich before you fill it makes for fewer crumbs).

Now tint the frosting by stirring in a few drops of yellow and red food coloring (more yellow than red) to get a shade of orange that resembles American cheese.

Carefully spread frosting between the slices of each half sandwich. If you mound the frosting on one slice, then top it with the other and gently press down, the frosting will ooze out a bit and look all the more like melted cheese. Makes one sandwich.

This was so easy to make! I used a 2:1 ratio of yellow food coloring to red food coloring. For supper tonight, I fixed gyros and spanakopita. I told Anna since I wasn't sure if she would like the gyros, I made her a grilled cheese sandwich. She took a bite and then I busted out laughing after yelling "April Fools!" Needless to say, she had the gyros and spanakopita for supper and this fake sandwich was our dessert.

Have a great weekend everyone!

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