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Grill Angel Food Cake on the BBQ!

Posted by Patti

Friday, September 14th, 2012
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This combines the best of 3 things: a light cake, fresh fruit & BBQ.  Be sure to watch the angel food cake very carefully while it is on the BBQ. Take your eyes away for a second & it could burn…especially when it is coated with maple syrup!

 

Grilled Angel Food Cake with Fresh Fruit Salsa


2 cups fresh or frozen strawberries – diced
2 golden delicious apples peeled – dice finely
2 kiwi – peeled & diced finely
1 cup raspberries – fresh or frozen
1 cup blueberries – fresh or frozen
1 Tbsp brown sugar
2 Tbsp white sugar (or omit & add more brown sugar)
2 Tbsp raspberry jam (or Farm Boy Fig Jam is also good)
1/2 tsp of cinnamon (optional)

 

Method
Mix in a bowl & chill until serving.
This is a great fruit mixture to top a bowl of yogurt, pound cake, ice cream…you name it!

 

How to Grill the Angel Food Cake

  1. Heat BBQ on medium high.
  2. With an already prepared Angel Food Cake, cut cake 6 or 8 slices, brush very liberally with real maple syrup.
  3. Place on a hot BBQ until toasted – the sugar starts to caramelize and you get attractive grill marks (done when it looks like a campfire marshmallow — not the ones that catch fire!).
  4. Serve on a plate topped with a spoonful of fruit salsa and whipping cream (Tip: infused the whipping cream with lavender sugar or a splash of Tia Maria liqueur).
  5. Garnish with a sprig of mint or slice of orange
  6. Be ready for oohs and ahhhs!

 

What bottle of wine to uncork?

With the fresh fruit and light cake, you have many wine pairing options! Try a bottle of red icewine (made with Cabernet Franc grapes), Sparkling Shiraz  or take a dry approach by serving a glass of sparkling white like Moscato d’Asti made in Italy.

 

Voila!  Your BBQ’d dessert is ready to eat.

 

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