Grilled Pound Cake With Berries and Ice Cream
TUESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2010 | Comments: 1
My friend Courtney came over last weekend and prepared the most amazing dessert for us – grilled pound cake!
Grilling the pound cake imparts a wonderful toasted texture and flavor that is unexpected and delicious. Courtney topped two grilled slices with roasted berries and a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Start out by roasting berries on the grill. Make an aluminum foil packet by folding a sheet of foil (roughly 8"x11" in size) in half and folding over both sides – leaving the top open.
Rinse berries and pour into a bowl, add 1/4 cup of sugar, juice of half of a lemon, 1/2 tablespoon of cornstarch and some lemon zest – mix together to coat. Fill packet with berries (we used sliced strawberries, blackberries and blueberries) and fold over top to close.
Place fruit packets on grill for about 10 minutes.
Place one inch slices of pound cake on grill until grill marks can be seen – do this on both sides.
Place grilled pound cake slices in a shallow bowl and drizzle grilled berry mixture over top.
Drop a scoop of ice cream on top and serve immediately. The flavor & textures are wonderful and sure to be a success at any get together.
Thanks to my good friend, Courtney, for inspiring this post!
Courtney – at work in my kitchen.