A bright coloured dessert for celebrating the New Year.  Whipped cream and angel food cake provide a visual contrast and taste complement for the pomegranate. IMG_7401

  1. I started with a pack mix cake - because it's easy, and making one from scratch requires a dozen egg whites.  Once the cake cools, remove the crust.
  2. Make a simple sauce of sugar, a small bit of cornstarch and pomegranate juice.  Bring to a boil, but remove from heat promptly.
  3. Whip the cream with a bit of sugar, vanilla bean and a few drops of Fiori di Sicilia.
  4. Extract the pomegranate arils and the zest of lemon (and/or orange, tangerine, lime).
  5. Add a bit of sauce to the glass and pile in the cream, cake and fruit.

For a richer dessert, use a chocolate sauce (melted chocolate and cream - or non-dairy milk).