OT - Forn Friday
'Forn' is 'food' and 'p0rn' combined.
STalkers, it is officially SUMMER! You know what that means: school's out, swimming, biking, mosquitos, and COOKOUTS!!! Cookouts, barbecues, picnics... Have you ever been invited to a last-minute cookout/barbecue/picnic? Or invited - last minute - to one? Now you know I luuuuuuuuurrrrrvv to cook. But in the Summer? I hate having the oven on. I do a lot of stovetop and slow cooker meals.
This Forn Friday is dedicated to Summer Desserts. Specifically, desserts that require NO OVEN TIME. You've been invited to a barbecue TOMORROW. You don't have a lot of time. What are you making?
- If I have time TONIGHT, I throw together my Berry-Topped Angel Food Cake - it has to refrigerate overnight.
- If I only have a couple of hours in the morning, I make some Cheesecake-Stuffed Strawberries.
- If I have about an hour, I grab angel food LOAF and a bag of frozen mixed berries.
What do you do for dessert?
Berry-Topped Angel Food Cake
2 loaves angel food cakes (you will actually need 1 loaf plus 2/3 of the 2nd loaf)
3 containers (6 oz. each) Yoplait Original 99% Fat Free French Vanilla yogurt
1 can (14oz) fat free sweetened condensed milk (NOT evaporated)
1 box (6-serving size) vanilla instant pudding and pie filling mix
2 cups quartered fresh strawberries
2 cups fresh blueberries
2 cups fresh raspberries
(You can buy frozen berries, too. You'll want to drain off some liquid after thawing.)
1. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray. Cut cake into 1-inch cubes; place in single layer in dish. (May need to "fit" some pieces in the holes and press the cake down. Or pop a few into your mouth...)
2. In medium bowl, mix yogurt, condensed milk, and pudding mix with wire whisk until well blended.
3. Pour pudding mixture over the cake pieces; spread until cake pieces are completely covered. Gently tap dish on work surface to remove air bubbles. Cover; refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight.
4. In medium bowl, gently mix together all the berries.
5. Just before serving, top the cake with the berries.
1. Buy (they come in sets of 2) disposable 9x13 aluminum contaner with lid.
CAUTION! You will need both containers because the dessert is HEAVY. Once it's eaten, you can keep the second container for another use.
2. This dessert can be made the night before. If you are toting it to a party, take the fruit in a separate container and top the dessert when you arrive.
3. Place the berries in a container with a lid and toss to mix.
Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries
Strawberries - a good size
Philadelphia Ready-To-Eat Cheesecake Filling
1. Remove the tops from the strawberries and carefully scoop out a hole, leaving the sides intact. (Psssst! Eat those innards!)
2. Spoon the cheesecake filling into a large ziploc bag. Twist the top to form a "piping bag" and cut off the tip.
3. Fill the strawberries and place them on a nice platter.