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  Ribbon Striped Finger Sandwiches
By Rondi Hillstrom Davis and Janell Sewall Oakes
Feb 10, 2007, 19:38
  Perfect for a Valentines Day luncheon or tea.

Ingredients
1 pint whipping cream
1 tablespoon sugar
teaspoon vanilla
1 angel food cake loaf or pound cake
Strawberry jam
1 pint fresh strawberries, sliced
Mint leaves for garnish
Chocolate shavings for garnish

Directions
1. In a chilled mixing bowl, whip the cream until stiff peaks form.

2. Add the sugar and vanilla and continue to whip until combined.

3. Slice the angel food cake horizontally into 4 (- inch) slices.

4. Spread 1 slice of the angel food cake with whipped cream. Spread strawberry jam evenly on top. Layer sliced strawberries on top of the jam.

5. Top with a second slice of angel food cake and continue to layer. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill.

6. Use a sharp knife to cut the loaf into slices, about inch thick.

7. Use a vegetable peeler to make thin strips of chocolate ribbons from a block of chocolate or a chocolate candy bar.

Garnish platter with strawberries, fresh mint leaves and chocolate shavings.

Makes 36 finger sandwiches.


About the Authors: Rondi Hillstrom Davis and Janell Sewall Oakes are the co-authors of the award winning book Together: Creating Family Traditions. To check out their website that's jam packed with family ideas, visit www.togetherparenting.com


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