Welcome to the third and last installment of Chopped – Home Edition! Today’s post is the last course – dessert – prepared by my girlfriend’s amazing twin! I think it may have been a little unfair that she got the dessert round, considering she’s a regular Betty Crocker, and can make the most amazing cake poppers ever… but that’s the way the chips fell. Maybe it’s a good thing – because the dessert turned out to be very tasty. WIN!

Be sure to check out Part 1 and Part 2 to see the appetizer and main course. Not only that, but check out this dessert chef’s hilarious website: Outdoor Voice Blog! On with the photo journal of this cooking adventure…

The dessert round - and the basket is revealed!
The dessert round – and the basket is revealed!
I think that smile means she's not too pleased about the ingredients...
I think that smile means she’s not too pleased about the ingredients…
The basket - Pomegranate juice, marmalade, and pre-formed cakes!
The basket – Pomegranate juice, marmalade, and pre-formed cakes!
Wasting no time, the chef gets started. Looks like she has a direction already!
Wasting no time, the chef gets started. Looks like she has a direction already!
The pomegranate juice and marmalade are combined in a pot to be reduced.
The pomegranate juice and marmalade are combined in a pot to be reduced.
Strawberries and chocolate have been procured from the pantry, and are being chopped and shaved!
Strawberries and chocolate have been procured from the pantry, and are being chopped and shaved!
She's plating already! Looks like some kind of parfait or trifle is being assembled.
She’s plating already! Looks like some kind of parfait or trifle is being assembled.
The cake cubes are now being drenched in that reduction...
The cake cubes are now being drenched in that reduction… Some booze would have been a nice addition here.
A special technique is being applied to the dessert in these glasses.
A special technique is being applied to the dessert in these glasses.
Another layer is being added to the parfaits... fresh strawberry!
Another layer is being added to the parfaits… fresh strawberry! A drizzle of
Drambuie or orange liqueur? Unfortunately, no.
The finishing touch of shaved chocolate on top of some ice cream round out this dessert nicely. How will it taste?
The finishing touch of shaved chocolate on top of some ice cream round out this dessert nicely. How will it taste?
The finished product! These desserts definitely tasted as good as they looked!
The finished product! These desserts definitely tasted as good as they looked! (Still not booze-y enough for me, but everyone has their own taste ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

What a great adventure in cooking! What have you done differently in the kitchen lately???

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