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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19 thoughts on “Weekend Cooking: Pandora’s Salted Angel’s Cake”

    1. 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? ;-)

    1. 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. :-)

  1. 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!

  2. 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!
    Cheers
    Pandora

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