Croutons for dessert? These sweet croutons are actually cut-up pieces of angel food cake which are topped with sweet, fresh strawberries, a creamy custard and a sprinkling of cinnamon. This dessert recipe is sure to please kids and adults alike.
Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Line a shallow baking pan with parchment paper. For croutons, place angel cake cubes in a single layer in prepared shallow baking pan. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown, stirring occasionally. Remove croutons from oven. Cool completely.
For custard, in a heavy medium saucepan, stir together egg yolks, half-and-half, and sugar. Cook and stir over medium heat just until mixture comes to a boil.
Remove pan from heat. To quickly cool mixture, place saucepan in a large bowl of ice water; stir constantly for 1 to 2 minutes or until cooled. Stir in vanilla. Pour mixture into a bowl. Cover surface with plastic wrap to prevent a skin from forming. Chill for 2 to 24 hours. Do not stir.
To serve, divide croutons in dessert dishes; top with strawberries and custard. If desired, sprinkle with cinnamon.
1 other carbohydrate, 1/2 fat, 1/2 fruit