Why You Should Try Grilling Your Desserts on the BBQ
17th March, 2022
Grilling is not just for burgers, hot dogs, and steaks. You can take your desserts to the next level by throwing them on the BBQ grill too! Grilled BBQ desserts bring a variety of new flavours that your guests will love.
Heat things up with these fantastic grilled dessert recipes from Gasmate!
Simple and easy to make, yet absolutely delicious, this treat is a refreshing take on the classic dessert
2 cups self-raising flour
¾ tbsp salt
1.5 tbsp ground cinnamon
1 cup canola oil
1 ¼ cup sugar and some extra to sprinkle on top
2 large eggs, beaten
2 cups sweet apple, chopped and peeled (approx. 6 medium sized apples)
1.5 tsp vanilla extract
½ cup flaked almonds
Prepare some oil spray and baking paper, along with a 20cm cast iron frypan.
Preheat BBQ to 200°C by turning on BBQ grill burners to high. Spray cast iron pan with oil or wipe with oil and line the frypan with baking paper.
In a large bowl, combine sugar, flour, salt, cinnamon and mix well with a wooden spoon. Make a well and add eggs, vanilla, and oil. Beat with a fork until thoroughly combined. Then with a wooden spoon, slowly start mixing in dry ingredients until all the mixture is well combined. The consistency should be doughy, not runny.
Mix in apples and pour mixture into the frypan and sprinkle with sugar and flaked almonds.
Once the BBQ has reached 200°C, turn the BBQ grill burners to medium-low and place the frypan on a BBQ hot plate and close the hood. Maintain BBQ heat at around 180-200°C and cook for 1 hour or until cooked through in the middle.
Serve warm with custard or ice cream. You can swap pears for apples, or use a mix of both.
BBQ baked chocolate lava pudding
Sinful yet satisfying, this dessert is a delightful addition to any outdoor BBQ menu.
4 egg yolks
250g castor sugar
Heat the BBQ to hot for 10 minutes then turn the middle burner off. Melt butter and chocolate over bain-marie (in a bowl over the saucepan full of water).
Cream egg yolks and sugar with a whisk or food processor till light. Fold chocolate mix into egg mix. Be sure that the chocolate mix is not too hot (or it might cook the eggs).
Fold sifted flour into the mix.
Pour your mixture into a muffin tray lined with paper cups. Place the tray into the centre of your BBQ. Bake for 9 minutes and be sure to serve runny. If it looks undercooked, it’s probably ready. The side should hold up, but the middle is as the name suggests – lava.
Serve together on a plate with your favourite ice cream or double cream.
Bread and butter pudding with berries
Make room for berries with this wonderful treat, served with a dollop of custard or ice cream!
Prepare some oil and baking paper as well as a 26cm cast iron frypan.
Preheat the BBQ to 180°C with all burners on. Once it has reached temperature turn off BBQ grill plate burners. Spray the cast iron pan with oil or wipe with oil and line the frypan with baking paper.
Cut the croissants in half and lightly toast on both sides on a BBQ warming rack whilst BBQ is preheating. Butter the croissants on both sides and line the dish with half of buttered croissants. Add ¾ of berries over croissants and then place remaining croissants on top.
Beat cream, eggs and sugar together until creamy. Pour the mixture over and around croissants, top with remaining berries and sprinkle with sugar on top. Let it sit for a few minutes to allow for croissants to absorb liquid and then squash croissants down with a fork to ensure they are all soaked in the mixture.
Turn BBQ hot plate burners off and place the frypan on a BBQ hotplate and close the hood. Cook for approx. 25 minutes or until pudding is firm, maintaining BBQ heat at 180°C.
Serve warm with custard and/or vanilla ice cream. You can use brioche or panettone instead of croissants.
Grill sumptuous desserts with Gasmate BBQ products!
Gasmate is an iconic Australian brand that supplies innovative grilling products to make your cooking fun and convenient. Find a Gasmate stockist near you here or call 1300174876 for more info.