Sunday, April 1, 2012
April Fool's Dessert: Fried Egg on Toast
I despise duplicity and deception (but apparently not alliteration) except on April Fool's Day. So, I bring you a delightful kitchen-born practical joke -- and a delicious one!
The fried egg on toast pictured above is trompe l'oeil at its best. In fact, it is a canned half peach surrounded by whipped cream on a slice of sponge cake. I found this gem of a recipe in a 1956 spiral bound cookbook (simply called Cook Book) published by the women of Circle "B" of the First Brethren Church.
I'm not publishing a sponge cake recipe because the one I made did not come out well. Very low rise, which is fine in jeans but not in cake. If you want to fool friends and family, I think a slice of pound cake would do nicely. (Meantime, I'll be baking my way through dozens of sponge cake recipes in my collection until I find one worthy of 2012.)
Today's April Fool's joke is reminiscent of a trick I played on my son when he was in middle school (and that I recreated below). Instead of his usual bacon and eggs for breakfast, I served him bacon and gummy candy fried eggs. (He didn't complain -- candy for breakfast was quite a treat!)