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!)



12 comments:

  1. What a trickster!! First glance the the picture had ME fooled :)
    ABA

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    1. Ah, too bad you weren't here for breakfast!! Thanks for writing -- always nice to hear from you.

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  2. That's awesome! I'm going to have to make a note to remember this for next year. My husband will freak!

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    1. Thanks, Tug's Girl! Let me know if you remember -- and if it works!!

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  3. That's great! I'll have to do that next year. This year I am whipping up some Fauxberry Chocolate Pie for dinner and Chicken Pot Pie for dessert!

    http://familyfun.go.com/recipes/fauxberry-pie-688637/

    http://familyfun.go.com/april-fools-day/april-fools-day-recipes/chicken-not-pie-685614/

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    1. Aimee -- Funny! I just checked out those recipes and they're on my list for next year!

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  4. You fooled me, too. Looked so good even if it was egg in toast, but even better as sponge cake, whipped cream and peach. YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

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    1. Thanks, kevel88. It was pretty tasty!

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  5. I missed this yesterday, but it is still very funny (and cute). (Mightn't this be a sweet surprise for a Mother's Day breakfast in bed? And easy enough for a little one to make.)

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    1. Perfect for Mother's Day! Brilliant idea!

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  6. Great little trick. Here our fool´s day is december 28 and there´s a phrase to say, that has to do with being naive, when someone `falls in your trap´. A nice way to say they were fools!

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    1. Ah, people are so much kinder in Spain! Thanks for writing.

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