Saturday I spent cleaning and getting ready. I couldn't decide what to make for dessert but by the time I got the housework ~ and oh yeah I was making watermelon pickles ~ finished, I decided to go the easy, popular route and make brownies. I modified my old stand-by brownie recipe and cut it in half. You know what's coming, don't you? I pulled them out of the oven, set them on the counter to cool, and went to bed.
Sunday morning as I was putting a few final touches on everything, I decided to go ahead and cut the brownies and put them on a pretty plate to serve. Fortunately I made this decision early. They cut fine, but when I tried to pull them out of the baking dish they looked like this:
These were not going on a plate; they were nothing but crumbs. And I had nothing else to offer. Not even any fruit or ice cream. I started thinking. What does one do with brownie crumbs?? Perhaps a brownie trifle?
I started thinking some more. I have a great recipe for pudding that I found here (this lady has some fantastic recipes). I started making the pudding.
While I was stirring, I thought about how good strawberries are with chocolate. It just so happens that I have one or two (!) jars of strawberry jam.
The final product was crumbled brownies, a thin layer of strawberry jam (and I think raspberry would have been delicious too),
topped with one recipe of vanilla pudding.
It was a hit!
Maybe next time I'll add some whipped cream on top....