Friday 14 December 2012

The Party Trick

Every cook needs to keep a couple of party tricks up their sleeve.  You know what I mean:  Simple-to-make treats that come together very quickly but elicit a huge "Wow!" response when you put them on the table.  

This is one of mine.  

I won't pretend it's gourmet - or even that it's really cooking - but this treat is still worth knowing about.  You never know when you'll need something quick and spectacular for unexpected guests, especially at this time of year.

To assemble my party trick dessert, you'll need:

  • Rolos (two for each wonton you're assembling)
  • wonton wrappers
  • a little water in a shallow bowl
  • some powdered sugar for dusting

Yup, that's all.  

With a list that short, you know it's got to be simple, right?

You'll need two Rolo candies for each wonton wrapper, and you'll need one or two finished wontons per person. 

Moisten the outside edge of each wonton as you work with it, then assemble your wontons like this:  

Place the assembled wontons on a parchment lined baking sheet. 

Bake your Rolo wontons in a 350F oven until they take on a little colour.  They'll only take 10 or 15 minutes to cook.

Some of the filling might leak out of the wontons but  most of it will stay inside.  

Transfer the baked wontons to a pretty plate and dust them with a little powdered sugar.

Folks love these little Rolo wontons.  The wrappers are very crisp, and the filling is warm and melty.   

They're messy to eat, but ridiculously good.

Enjoy!  You can thank me later.   :)


Anonymous said...

That's awesome.. it's great to have on hand in case someone shows up unexpected for tea as well... Cheers

Aunt B said...

Thanks Mr. CBB. I'm glad you like it. Super easy is a good thing every now and again. :)

Alea Milham said...

I love having a few tricks in my repetoire! My husband didn't go to the airlines once he left active duty, but many of his friends did, so I usually don't have much notice that one of his friends will be visiting while on a lay over.

Aunt B said...

We have lots of unexpected company too, because my fella's a great inviter but he's also a great forgetter. He'll run in to someone and say "Drop by" then forget all about it until the doorbell rings. I've learned over the years to keep a trick or two up my sleeve.