The Accidental Locavore Salutes the Fourth of July!

by Anne Maxfield on June 29, 2011

Accidental Locavore Flag SmallFor the Fourth of July, the Accidental Locavore decided to make an edible flag. It’s pretty, easy, no cooking is involved and will take you less than an hour to cut and assemble. You can make your own angel food cake, or buy one at most supermarkets with a bakery department. To assemble this, the Locavore used a 12”x18” cake mat. Serves 4.

  • ½ angel food cake cut into ¾” cubes (use a bread knife)
  • ¼ of a medium sized watermelon, rind removed, and cut into ¾” cubes
  • 1 pint of blueberries (find the biggest ones you can)
  • Special equipment: small star shaped cookie cutter, platter or cake mat

Follow the photo and start at the bottom with 2 rows of watermelon cubes. To keep the blueberries from rolling around, use some of the angel food cake, cut into thin strips and make a frame for the berries. The stars are cut from angel food cake with a very small star shaped cookie cutter.

Serve with toothpicks and let your guests create their own mini fruit kebabs.

To keep with the patriotic theme, how about a white chocolate fondue? In a large saucepan over medium-high heat combine ½ stick of unsalted butter and a cup of heavy cream. Bring to a simmer, stirring constantly. Stir in two 12-ounce packages of white chocolate bits until melted and smooth. Transfer to a fondue pot or ceramic bowl. Serve and enjoy.

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