Chopped Challenge: BBQ Dessert
- gastronomics Nov 7, 2013 12:24 PM
Think you could pull it off? What would you do?
UPDATE: By BBQ dessert I mean a dessert made with BBQ sauce in it.
Nice challenge. Good timing, as my fridge is in the midst of the pre-Thanksgiving clean out, and everything is on the line for stay-or-go. One thing that's not yet met judgement is the jar of barbecue sauce we bought late summer after The Hub bought 90,000 heat unit cayenne for his sauce recipe instead of 30,000. Wasn't going to fly, heatwise, with our family crowd, so we're left with the leftover commercial stuff that stepped in. I had to experiment just to see.
I'm not a big sweets eater, but lately I have been liking a piece of toast with lemon curd and a bit of salt. Occasionally I'll sprinkle some smoked paprika on top, simply because I love smoked paprika. Hmm..smokey taste + lemon curd? I tested this just now. A little blob of barbecue sauce blended with some sour cream and a bit of honey. A dab of this mix went on top of a toast point with lemon curd. Very nice (although I don't think the honey was necessary in hindsight); the tart lemon flavor with the smokey barbecue sauce was quite appealing, at least to me.
Might be an interesting jumping-off point: tart citrus dessert with a barbecue sauce and sour dairy topping. Let's just say this: the experiment was good enough that I saved the rest of the BBQ/sour cream blend as topping for our evening snack of toast and lemon curd.
I once made pulled pork ice cream. I made a vanilla base, then swirled in some pulled pork and finally a ribbon of sauce. It was different. I won't make it again.