There are a number of different things we like to throw on our braais. When everyone has had their tjoppies, it’s time to get that fire going again and cook some fruit over the coals, creating the ultimate South African dessert!
Hot peaches and cold ice cream – what’s not right about that?
Fresh peaches – ½ per person
Vanilla ice cream to serve
Cut the peaches in half and remove the pip. Place on a tray, cut side up, and drizzle with honey. Mix brown sugar with cinnamon and sprinkle over the peaches. We used a grill mat to cook our peaches, but they can go straight onto a cleaned grill. Place them cutside down and on the grill, and cook for 10 minutes, then flip to heat through and serve with ice cream and thyme leaves.
Bread and butter pudding
Traditional with a twist.
6 slices fresh white bread
100g butter, melted
100g fresh strawberries, sliced
100g fresh blueberries
50g raisins (optional)
Zest of 1 lemon
900ml foil container
Brush the slices of bread on both sides with the melted butter, and cut into four triangles. Layer the pudding in the foil container, starting with the buttered bread, then dusting with castor sugar, then some of the fruit and lemon zest. Keep on with the layers until the container is full. Beat together the milk and eggs and pour over the pudding. Cover with tinfoil and bake on the grill until set (20 – 25 minutes)
Soft and sticky – the kids will love them.
Bananas (½ – 1 per person)
Cut a slit in the inside of the banana’s curve and press down on a tray to open the cavity. Fill the cavity with baby marshmallows. Place directly on the grid for 10 minutes, then scoop the mixture out of the peel with a spoon.