Monday, June 22, 2009

Dessert Sushi!

Jake and I were talking about making our own sushi for dinner tonight. My brain began a-buzzin' with ideas of how to make it a bit different. I thought about maybe replacing the seaweed with spinach...nahh too simple...maybe changing the filling to something fruity? Hmmm...yes..but what else? Then it hit me. Using a chocolate roule recipe as the seaweed (since it is meant for rolling anyways), coconut as the rice (with some sort of binding agent) and strawberries as the filling! I set to it immediately upon returning home to make sure I didn't somehow lose this marvelous idea, and this is how it turned out!

1/3 c. cake flour
1/3 c. cocoa powder
2 T cornstarch
1/2 t baking soda
1/2 t baking powder
1/3 t salt
4ea eggs (separated)
3/4c. granulated sugar
confectioners sugar for dusting
1/2 c. whipped cream
1 1/4c. shredded coconut
1c. strawberries (sliced)
chocolate ganache & whole strawberries to garnish

Preheat oven to 350*F. Line a 15x10 (or similar size) pan with parchment. Grease paper and dust with flour.

Sift together flour, cocoa, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into a medium sized bowl. In separate bowl, whip egg whites until foamy. Add 1/2c. sugar and beat until stiff peaks form.

In a large bowl, whip together egg yolks and 1/4c. sugar until fluffy. Fold 1/3 egg white mixture into yolks. Alternately add dry ingredients and yolks, folding lightly until fully incorporated. Pour batter into pan, and spread until smooth and level.

Bake for 10-15min or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Dust a clean cloth with confectioners sugar. Turn warm cake out onto cloth and gently peel away parchment. Roll up the cake in the cloth, and unroll ONLY AFTER COMPLETELY COOLED.

(don't mind my gross bandaid finger, I cut myself
badly at work
and have to leave it like that >.<)
Combine whipped cream and coconut. Mixture should be relatively pasty (like sticky rice). Spread onto cake, covering all but the edges. Place sliced strawberries in a thick line on one side.

Using the towel, gently roll the cake. Be sure to tuck the edges under to keep the roll tight. Using a serrated knife, remove each end of the roll, and continue to cut 3/4" pieces. Drizzle with chocolate ganache, or set on side for dipping. Enjoy!


  1. So cute, I love this idea! :)

  2. Delicious looking! Oh, and Dugg. ;)

  3. This is awesome, I dugg it as well.

  4. Wow, that looks really good. Can you make it again and invite us over? :)

  5. whoa! what a great idea! love it, kelly!

  6. That's a kind of sushi everybody likes.
    Thanks for the recipe.