Weekend Cooking: Pandora’s Salted Angel’s Cake

[Welcome to the weekend! In our ramping up from three posts a week to eight, we’ll be sharing some weekend cooking with you: stuff my mom would actually have cooked on a weeknight, because she liked cooking and mostly worked at home, but which most of us who have weekday jobs don’t have time to tackle on a weeknight.]

On rec.food.cooking, there used to be a poster called Pandora whose posts I just LOVED reading. I miss her there. A lovely Italian woman with a bubbly personality, she helped me to be brave about cooking foods that are a little more involved than the cooking I learned from my mom. This is the best and first example of something I never would have tried without some extra encouragement. Pandora, if you’re out there, I miss you, and I tried to contact you to ask if I could share this recipe, but since I couldn’t, I’ll supply the link to your post instead.

The photos for this went away when I canceled my LiveJournal account, but I’ll put them back up in a little bit.

Around here, we call this a bread, but Pandora called it Salted Angel’s Cake, so that’s what I shall call it in this post.

First, make the dough and let it sit:

Then gather your fillings. Pandora used ham, cheese, black olives, and sun-dried tomatoes.  I opted for salami, fontina, black olives, and marinated tomatoes.

Roll out the dough and fill it.

Roll the whole thing up until it’s, as Pandora says, “a big salami”.

Cut it lengthwise.

Twist (“braid”) it, not worrying too terribly much about being messy.

Form the braid roughly into a circle.

Et Voila!

Here it is on the plate!

Tomorrow, I’ll show you the sweet version. Both breads/cakes make excellent summer-potluck food, because they’re so pretty, and they travel well.

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  1. The Damsel in Dis Dress wrote on September 25th, 2010 at 9:21 am Uhr1

    Holy cow that looks AMAZING! Yum.

  2. Serene wrote on September 25th, 2010 at 9:31 am Uhr2

    Thanks! (I was confused for a moment, because I have a friend who uses the same nickname online and I was all, “Wait, Dams, you’ve seen this before; why are you so excited? ;-)

  3. The Damsel in Dis Dress wrote on September 25th, 2010 at 9:39 am Uhr3

    Seriously? That is weirding me out. I’ve used the name for years, and only just this week I heard about another person using it…so I guess there are three of us (and probably more). There’s even a dress shop called that. LOL
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  4. Serene wrote on September 25th, 2010 at 9:51 am Uhr4

    Weird! My Dams has been using that nick for years and years. You’re the first other one I’ve seen.

  5. Krysten {Clickable Party} wrote on September 25th, 2010 at 11:23 am Uhr5

    Wow, that looks outstanding! I’m following you back from my link party at http://clickableparty.blogspot.com . Thanks for the comment and the link love!

    {Clickable Party}

  6. Serene wrote on September 25th, 2010 at 11:33 am Uhr6

    Thanks! I actually don’t understand what’s up with the link party, but I imagine you’ll answer me at your blog when you get a chance. :-) You should try the angel’s bread; it’s super easy and impresses everyone. :-)

  7. Krysten {Clickable Party} wrote on September 25th, 2010 at 12:03 pm Uhr7

    Sorry Serene! You can link to any post from your blog you’d like to have featured and talked about on my blog! You click on “Click here to enter” (in red at the bottom) and follow the directions to add a post from your site with a picture of your choice. Next Friday, I’ll talk about it on my blog with a picture and cross post it on Twitter, Facebook and my other blog communities. Hope that helps!

  8. Serene wrote on September 25th, 2010 at 12:29 pm Uhr8

    Fun; thanks! I’m such a newb. :-)

  9. Tara wrote on September 25th, 2010 at 1:02 pm Uhr9

    Visiting from the link party! This looks yummy and beautiful :)
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  10. Serene wrote on September 25th, 2010 at 1:34 pm Uhr10

    Thanks so much!

  11. Julie wrote on September 25th, 2010 at 3:35 pm Uhr11

    This looks so delicious!! Thanks for stopping by my blog!!!
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  12. Serene wrote on September 25th, 2010 at 5:01 pm Uhr12

    Thank you, and you’re welcome. :-)

  13. Jillian B wrote on September 25th, 2010 at 10:45 pm Uhr13

    You had me at

    Mama Mia! :)
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  14. Serene wrote on September 26th, 2010 at 4:18 am Uhr14

    Totally, right? :-)

  15. Krysten {Clickable Party} wrote on October 1st, 2010 at 1:13 pm Uhr15

    Hey there! I featured you on Feature Me! Friday at Clickable Party {the blog}. See the post here and grab an “I was featured” button from the sidebar if you like! Thanks for joining the party, and spread the word! This week’s link party is here!

    Clickable Party

  16. Serene wrote on October 1st, 2010 at 1:36 pm Uhr16

    Gosh, thanks! I’m at work at the moment, but I’ll check it out the minute I get home. This is exciting. :-)

  17. Christie wrote on November 8th, 2010 at 10:16 pm Uhr17

    Made both this and the sweet version for a potluck and they were a huge hit! Thanks for the recipe!

  18. Serene wrote on November 8th, 2010 at 10:34 pm Uhr18

    Oh, awesome! Pandora would be so happy to hear that. (I am, too.)

  19. Pandora wrote on December 31st, 2011 at 12:44 pm Uhr19

    Well! I, I, I, ….don’t think I Am on a level on what you say of me:) I thank you very much!
    I Am so happy your cooking became so happy with my recipe! Now, thank you to RFC NG I found you and what you have wrote about me. I Am extremely touched!! If you want to contact me you have my email. i will be very happy to ear of you. thank you. And see you ASAP. have a good year plenty of love and health!