Monday, December 21, 2015
STRAWBERRY REAPER PINWHEELS
Christmas is the time for Secret Santa gifts. I belong to a hot sauce group on social media. This group is of like minded Chileheads and hot sauce manufacturers. Every Christmas time we draw names and exchange hot sauce themed gifts. My basket which came all the way from Alabama had some home made Strawberry Reaper jam. The 'Reaper' pepper is a very exotic, extremely hot pepper. It is one of the hottest peppers grown. Including the reaper pepper with strawberry jam may be genius. The sweetness of strawberry jam with the all mighty wrath of the reaper pepper will be perfect for our Holiday Christmas appetizer of pinwheel wraps.
These are very easy to make. Spreadable cream cheese is spread over a green spinach flavored tortilla/wrap. Strawberry Reaper jam is then spread sparingly over the cream cheese. The tortilla is rolled into a cigar shape and wrapped in plastic wrap. An hour in the refrigerator firms this festive mixture. The rolls are removed of their wrapping and sliced into rounds. I loved them. The cream cheese and sweet strawberries were a perfect match to tame and compliment the fiery wrath of the reaper pepper. Ms. Goofy took a minuscule taste and proclaimed them too hot for her delicate palate. Her loss was my gain because these were not only festive with their Christmas colors but devilishly delicious.