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Thursday, May 31, 2012


The summer is almost upon us and I am so excited! I look forward to the summer every year; I live by the pool. Maybe I need to move away from the East any rate, summer means many things, including grilling season. As a tribute to the grill, let's talk grilled desserts!

This isn't a new concept, by any means, but it's definitely one worth trying. In the summer heat, we tend to feel weighed down; less hungry. We want our desserts lighter and more delicate (unless, of course, you're ordering from Lizzy Bee's Bakery, as those desserts are fabulous year-round!). To accommodate this need, why not try grilling some fruits and light cakes on the old bbq? Get some firm but ripe stone fruits, such as nectarines, apricots, peaches, and plums (and throw some cherries in there too!), and prep them for the grill. This might mean macerating them in some citrus and olive oil, or perhaps just leaving them free of extra sugars. Cut them into thick slices and skewer them, but soak your skewers first, so they don't burn. Grill for 2-4 minutes over a medium high heat, turning once, until lightly charred on both sides.

If you're looking for a meatier portion, add some of your favorite poundcake, thickly sliced, and grill on a lightly oiled grill for about 2 minutes until toasted. Dollop on your favorite cool whip, whipped cream, or whipped mascarpone topping and you've got a deliciously elegant dessert. Best of all, it was quick and simple!

Happy baking!

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