June 19, 2010
Grilled Peaches And Pound Cake With Peach Ice Cream
When my parents came to visit this past week they brought me their old grill. We used to use it when we camped out at the lake in the summers and it was just sitting in Mom's garage collecting dust. I had hoped to bring it back with me when I was in Tennessee a few weeks ago, but both trips there just wasn't room in the car. We killed two birds with one stone; Mom got the grill out of her garage and I finally have a grill again! My mom's only request? "If you decide later you don't want it you have to find somewhere else for the grill to live!" Deal!
I have to admit that charcoal freaks me out a bit, especially the kind that is drenched in chemicals to ignite. You know me, I'm not much of a chemical person and avoid them at all costs. I was thrilled when we found a natural charcoal that was made from hardwood charcoal and put together with a vegetable binder!
I was further thrilled when I realized by purchasing a charcoal chimney you didn't need lighter fluid!
There's a bit of a learning curve with this apparently and this go around wasn't perfect, but I got it smoking!
And then we really got it going!
Next time I'll put more charcoal in the chimney and put the paper underneath it instead of the in the chimney itself! You live, you learn! But no lighter fluid! Woot!
Overall this really is a simple, yet delicious summer time treat that gives you a bit of wow factor, yet doesn't take a ton of time or a lot of effort. I love fresh, simple desserts like that!
Obviously you'll want to make your ice cream ahead of time and have it ready to go.
Next up grill your peaches:
I actually grilled the peaches with our dinner and then let them cool off before we ate them. They were fabulous! It's simple to do, just cut the peach in half, remove the pit and place it face down on the grill. Grill for about 5 minutes or until tender.
How easy is that?
Next grill the pound cake!
Slice your pound cake and place the slices on the grill:
This process basically just toasts the pound cake and deepens its flavor! Toast each side about 1-2 minutes until golden:
Now you're ready to put your dessert together. A slice of pound cake, a grilled peach and a scoop of peach ice cream and voila...Dessert is served!
See easy peasy!
Notes: You can grill many fruits. Apples, bananas, pineapple, plums, nectarines, etc.
Posted by Dianne at June 19, 2010 11:16 AM
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I have ALWAYS wanted to try grilling that way... I always see it on the Food Network challenges! (thats a silly confession, sorry!)
And gorgeous pictures!
Posted by: Amanda at June 21, 2010 6:27 PM
Thanks! I really loved this method. Going to be using it again soon when it cools off a little outside!
Posted by: Dianne at June 23, 2010 5:06 PM