Thursday, June 5, 2014
The Ascension: Accent the Octave
One of the things I am learning about the Liturgical Year is that prior to 1955, the Church celebrated many more octaves than it does now. As a procrastinator, this has been an exciting revelation to me, because now I have more opportunities to actually do something special if the feast sneaks up on me, which it so often does.
So today, the Octave of the Ascension, I am baking Cloud Bread and Lighter Than Air Chocolate Cake--flourless paleo recipes--and planning a picnic. I will use the Cloud Bread for sandwiches. I am going to make the cake recipe into cupcakes because they bake in less time, and I can skip lining four cake pans with parchment paper. Plus cupcakes are more portable for a picnic, even though it will just be on the back patio. The cake recipe can also be adapted for dairy-free by substituting coconut cream in the frosting.