We have a winner in our grilled desserts recipe contest: Cheryl Bryant of Winter Park, Fl. Her banana and Nutella napoleon will be a featured item for the next few weeks at Willow, a restaurant in Arlington, Va.
Thanks to all who submitted! We had plenty of interesting/creative/innovative/strange/wonderful entries. A pastry chef named Susan Lindeborg sifted through all of them and picked her favorite three. She passed those on to our panel of judges: NPR food essayist Bonny Wolf, NPR correspondent Daniel Zwerdling, and Kate Jansen, owner and pastry chef at Willow. They gathered around the grill at Bonny's house to prepare and taste all three.
They had a little trouble with a recipe for grilled ice cream. But try it out and let us know if you can get it to work. You can find all three recipes here.
And if you missed the chance to participate this time around, don't worry about it: we're doing it again! This time around, we're looking for the perfect pizza. What sauce? Deep dish or thin crust? And what about those toppings? Pepperoni, pineapple, asparagus... pickled pig's feet? What makes the best pizza pie? You can submit your recipes here.