I wanted a quick and easy dessert. The strawberries are still good and I thought about a strawberry shortcake. But I was going to be gone most of the day with company and I had to make dinner, too.
This is what I came up with and it was SOOOO good and fast and easy. I'm calling it Strawberry Quick Cake. I highly recommend it
Strawberry Quick Cake
1 store bought Angel Food Cake
1 1/2 cups sliced strawberries
1 or 2 teaspoons Blackberry and Ginger balsamic vinegar. I didn't measure, just drizzled
1 teaspoon Splenda
a few twists of black pepper
Best vanilla ice cream from your market
Slice the strawberries. Sprinkle them with Splenda or sugar if you don't have or don't use Splenda. Add a few twists of fresh ground pepper. Stir to coat.
Drizzle them with a bit of the balsamic vinegar. Most places have a store that specializes in olive oils and vinegars. That's where I got mine. You can use a good quality PLAIN balsamic vinegar, but this was divine. Stir again and let sit until time for dessert.
Place some thin slices of the Angel Food cake in a large cereal bowl. Top with a generous scoop of ice cream. Place the strawberries on top of the ice cream.
You may wish to drizzle a bit of the balsamic vinegar left in the bowl over the ice cream and allow it to make rich, burgundy swirls in the white Angel Food cake.
So good. So fast. So, I'm going to fix it again!!