Although the Cratchit family of Dickens's The Christmas Carol, were fond of a perfect Christmas pudding made of suet and citrus and syrups, Americans are more fond of desserts preferably without suet as an ingredient. Hence the recipe below--a delightful dessert most people will enjoy at your Christmas table. If you like chocolate, especially chocolate mousse, you'll find it irresistibly delicious.
On behalf of me and my fellow authors here at Cozy Mystery Magazine, I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year!
Finally, in the words of Tiny Tim, the littlest member of the Crachit family, "God bless us, everyone!"
Chocolate Angel Dessert
12 ounces of excellent quality chocolate
4 eggs separated
2 cups heavy cream--whipped
1/4 teaspoon of salt
4 packages of Lady Fingers (or Angel Food cake cut into slices)
Butter a 13 x 9 inch pan
In top of double boiler melt chocolate. Beat in egg yolks and remove from heat. Cool. Whip egg whites until firm, add salt and continue to whip chocolate until soft peaks form. Fold in whipped cream, then blend into chocolate mixture. Arrange Lady Fingers, or cake into a row in the pan, then cover with chocolate mixture. Alternate layers of cake and chocolate ending with chocolate on top. Refrigerate overnight or for a minimum of four hours prior to serving.
Linda Kozar is the co-author of Babes With A Beatitude—Devotions For Smart, Savvy Women of Faith (Hardcover/Ebook, Howard/Simon & Schuster 2009) and author of Misfortune Cookies (Print, Barbour Publishing 2008), Misfortune Cookies, A Tisket, A Casket, and Dead As A Doornail, (“When The Fat Ladies Sing Series,” eBooks, Spyglass Lane Mysteries, 2012). Her latest novel Strands of Fate released October 2012 (Hardcover/Ebook, Creative Woman Mysteries). She received the ACFW Mentor of the Year Award in 2007, founded and served as president of Writers On The Storm, The Woodlands, Texas ACFW chapter for three years. In 2003, she co-founded, co-directed and later served as Southwest Texas Director of Words For The Journey Christian Writers Guild. She and her husband Michael, married 24 years, have two lovely daughters, Katie and Lauren and a Rat Terrier princess named Patches.
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Member of: CAN (Christian Authors Network), RWA (Romance Writers of American), WHRWA (West Houston Romance Writers of America), ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers), Writers On The Storm, The Woodlands, Texas Chapter of ACFW, Toastmasters (Area 56) The Woodlands, Texas, The Woodlands Church, The Woodlands, TX.