For the second year in a row several valley restaurants will be participating in the "Girl Scout Cookie Dessert Challenge". Chefs from some of the state’s most popular restaurants will use their culinary prowess to re-imagine one of the beloved flavors of Girl Scout cookies, Do-Si-Dos, Samoas Tagalongs, Thin Mints, Trefoils, and the new Rah Rah Raisins, into a custom dessert menu item.
Desserts will be featured on restaurant menus from February 1 to February 28, 2015, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the transformation of the local Girl Scouts Council’s Camp Sombrero to a Leadership Center for Girls and Women.
Chef Michael Rusconi of Rusconi's American Grill in Phoenix put together the following dessert using the famous Samoa Cookies. When asked why he chose Samoas to work with Chef responded: “clearly Samoas are the very BEST Girl Scout Cookie.”
Locals be sure to stop into Rusconi's and try this yummy treat. Need extra incentive? We are giving one lucky reader a chance to win a $25 gift card to Rusconi's American Grill. ***Enter Below*** For those not in Arizona Chef Rusconi shared his recipe below.
1 Cup Milk
1 Quart Crème
8 ounces Sugar
1 Vanilla Bean
10 ounces Dark Baker’s Chocolate
12 Egg Yolks
For the Filling
Mix milk, crème, sugar, salt, vanilla bean, and chocolate in sauce pot over heat, but do not bring to a boil. Then temper hot milk mixture into the egg yolks. Set a side
For the Samoan Crust
1 pound Girl Scout Samoa’s
Grind cookies in a food processor until fine.Pack into the bottom of a silicone cupcake mold.
Pour the Chocolate mixture into molds and bake for 20 minutes at 300 degrees until set.
If you want more information on the challenge, please visit: www.girlscoutsaz.org/dessertchallenge To find out other valley restaurants participating visit here
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