Go the whole hog with this gorgeous braai dessert recipe and cook your fruit over the coals.
After a lovely braai something sweet and tasty is always welcome and the perfect solution to the outdoor chef’s dessert choice is fruit.
Just like firm vegetables, fruit tastes wonderful when baked over hot coals at a braai. It is a known fact that heat sweetens fruit, particularly bananas, pineapple and other firm fruit such as pears, apples and peaches.
The easiest way to bake fruit on a braai is to slice or half them, sprinkle lightly with brown sugar and a little melted butter and then to serve with ice cream, chilled cream or Greek yoghurt, berries and/or grated chocolate.
Fruity barbeque desserts are simple to make, really delicious and much better for you than a mountain of some highly sugared baked kitchen creation.
For today’s dessert we will be making baked bananas with chocolate and pineapple rings with berries and honey.
For the banana dessert you need:
Four ripe, firm bananas
8 squares of chocolate (I prefer cocoa-rich dark chocolate)
Make a slit in each banana and insert two blocks of chocolate into the opening
Wrap bananas in foil and place them over or even in the coals for 8-10 minutes
For the pineapple rings with berries and honey you need:
Four slices of ripe, firm pineapple (you can skin them if you like but they look better with rough outer edges)
Place each ring of pineapple on a piece of tin foil and paint lightly with a little melted butter.
Sprinkle with a little cinnamon, a pinch of brown sugar, then seal with foil.
Place on or over coals for about 10 minutes.
Remove from heat, open foil envelopes and top with a whole or chopped berries and a teaspoon of honey.
Dead easy and delicious!
Happy Heritage Day to you all.