I have so many great memories from my five years in Madison and so many places that I miss. I wish that I could head to the terrace after work to enjoy a brat. The Dunkin Donuts are barely donuts in comparison to the heavenly pieces of deliciousness you can get at Greenbush Bakery. Connecticut pizza can’t hold a candle to the Southwest pizza at Glass Nickel. And no other restaurants dessert menu has the creative crazy choices as Bluephies.
|What's hiding in there? What's with the ice cream?|
Yep, bees. Lots of them. Madison, Wisconsin is lousy with bees. Something about the perfect combination of water, heat and flowers? Maybe, I actually just made that up. All I know is there were a ridiculous number of bees at the Taste of Madison. And do you know who has an irrational fear of bees? Boyfriend. He’s not deathly allergic or anything, he just had a traumatic bee episode as a child. Now he runs around erratically when there are bees in the air. There were lots of bees at the Taste, so there was lots of running.
Once we discerned that the bees liked to congregate around the trash bins we were okay. Just avoid the trash and we’ll be mostly bee free. Thankfully we figured this out, otherwise boyfriend might have sprinted right past the Bluephies tent. I might have never known the amazingness of their chocolate chip cookie dough egg roll.
|It's filled with gooey, melty cookie dough!|
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Egg Roll
Adapted from: Bluephies New American Cooking
This is apparently Bluephies top selling dessert. They sell over 10,000 of these bad boys every year at the Taste of Madison. From having eaten it on several occasions, I can totally understand why. The outside is crunchy and warm while the inside is creamy and smooth. It’s not even that much work and I hate frying things. This was a quick prep and a quick fry. Mix, wrap, fry, delicious.
4 tbsp butter
¼ cup brown sugar
¼ cup granulated sugar
2 tbsp water
½ tsp vanilla
½ tsp salt
9 tbsp flour
¼ cup chocolate chips (I used milk chocolate chips)
12 egg roll wrappers
Vegetable oil for frying
In a medium bowl, cream together butter and sugars until fluffy. Add water, vanilla and salt, beat until combined. Add flour 1 tbsp at a time and mix to combine. Stir in chocolate chips.
Follow the pictures to prepare your egg rolls. You’ll want about 1 ½ tbsp of cookie dough for each egg roll.
|1. Egg roll wrapper!|
|2. Add 1 1/2 tbsp cookie dough|
|3. Shape dough into a log|
|4. Roll toward the center|
|5. Fold over the sides|
|6. Wet the top edges with water|
|7. Roll roll roll|
Heat three inches of vegetable oil to 350 °F. Carefully drop frozen egg rolls into the oil, frying about 3 at a time. Cook for 2 minutes then remove to a paper towel-lined plate. Serve with ice cream!