A challenge ignited a vision of a new dessert. The vision included a visual aspect along with an interest peak and taste temptation. The goal was for it to have a sushi appearance. However the initial vision had some unexpected complications. One of the components did not perform as expected and the taste was not right. All that could be done is to move on and try a different approach. The vision was realized with the second attempt at Strawberry Chocolate Brownie Dessert Roll-Ups.
What component did not work? Initially I thought of using fruit roll-ups. What I discovered is they do not cut easily even with a serrated knife. The flavor overwhelmed everything else. It probably doesn’t help that I don’t care for fruit roll-ups either. I really don’t know why I considered using them. What to use instead? Rice paper was the first option. Then I thought of crepes. Oh yea! That was it. Chocolate crepes would be perfect.
Crepes brought on the next challenge. I’ve never made them before. The fun of making something new in the process of a dessert creation was too much to resist. I researched recipes and discovered they all have basic components. I put together what I thought would work. A little while later and I had a stack of chocolate crepes cooling down and almost ready to roll. I already baked triple chocolate brownies the day before. It was all coming together nicely.
Strawberry Chocolate Brownie Dessert Roll-Ups are easy to put together. All you have to do is spread strawberry cream cheese on a chocolate crepe, put strips of brownies near the edge, roll, and slice. Use your favorite crepe or brownie recipe or the ones below. There will be extra brownies and crepes however I’m sure you will find a use for them (or just make more roll-ups). The important question is how they taste. As my husband said: “Oh, these are good!”. They are creamy, chocolate-y, bites that are both eye-catching and irresistible.
What challenge ignited the vision? Dixie Crystals has a contest to create a brownie dessert for the Food and Wine Conference. First place prize is $500 plus conference ticket and more. You can find out how to enter and all the details here: Dixie Crystals Brownie Dessert Contest. To my fellow food bloggers: it’s time to get your vision ignited and enter your creation in the contest. Have fun creating and I hope to see you at the conference!