BBQ Donut Strawberry Shortcake

BBQ glazed donuts

 

by Sean Ryan

 

I hate making desserts, especially for a crowd, but I’ve come up with something quick, simple which always brings back requests for seconds.

 

BBQ Donut Strawberry Shortcake is your ticket if you need a quick summertime dessert to feed a crowd.

Ingredients

1 or 2 packages of glazed donuts – depending on your crowd and willingness to provide seconds

Whip cream, store-bought or home-made

1 to 2 quarts of fresh strawberries

1 teaspoon of sugar

Non-stick cooking spray

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Instructions

Make sure your BBQ grill is clean. Nothing kills this dessert faster then some residual burnt BBQ sauce on a donut half!

I usually use the rack above the grill, as you can control the temperature a bit better, but it is not necessary. If you have an external gauge, you want to have the grill heated to 350 degrees.

Give it a good hit of the cooking spray.

While the grill heats up, mash your strawberries in a bowl with the sugar. Once that is done set aside.

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When I buy the glazed donuts, I usually try to get them a couple days ahead and refrigerate them. It makes them much easier to cut and the glaze hardens a little, which is key when cooking them.

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Slice the donuts in half horizontally.

Place the donuts on the grill cut-side down. If you put them glaze side down, you will be unhappy with life after you try to get them off and he sugar has cemented the donuts on your grill. So cut-side down.

Close the lid and count to 60. Open up and give a look-see. If the formally hardened glaze is now see through again you are pretty much done.

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Take the donuts off the grill and place them on your plate grill side down.

Time to assemble. Flip one half of a donut glaze side down onto a plate or bowl, hit it with a good splash or whipped cream, then strawberry mix. Put your top donut half on, then add a bit more whipped cream and strawberry mix.

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Serve and bask in the glory that will come your way.

You can add a couple fresh berries, sub in ice cream, or whatever works for your crew. Trust me though, make sure you have enough for seconds!

Sean Ryan

Sean Ryan
Father, husband, tea totaler, cigar smoker, whisky enthusiast,
foodie, bigboyrunning, craft beer rookie, comic book nerd.
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Thrifty Alternatives To Bristled BBQ Brushes For A Safe Summer

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Finally getting some warm weather!

First thing that comes to mind, beside gardening, is barbecuing!  Like most people, we noticed a couple of years ago that our wire BBQ brushes were losing their bristles. I remember scrubbing the grates, barbecuing burgers, then noticing that tiny wire bristles were stuck on the cooked meat!

If ingested, these tiny wires can cause quite some damage to the throat, or worse, travel down the digestive tract, resulting in a lot of pain and even requiring surgery to remove the bristles. The number of reports and warnings were rapidly increasing throughout 2016, and this was still an issue last year!

“…small wire bristles fall off and attach to food on the grill, …” (full article: BBQ brush bristles can lodge in throat, warns ER doctor, CBC NEWS Nova Scotia).

The solution? If you own a wire BBQ brush, get rid of it! – for now at least, or until the new regulations come into effect (New standards coming for BBQ brushes following metal bristle injuries).

 

And although bristle-free brushes can be purchased at any grocery store, here are some more economical alternatives:

Scouring pads

Scouring pads are inexpensive, durable and reusable. They can safely be used to scrub any debris off the grates before barbecuing.

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Damp cloth

A damp cloth with a bit of baking soda can go a long way. This method requires a bit more muscle power when scrubbing the deposits off the grates, but it works.

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Onions?

Yes, onions. You can cut an onion in half, then use it to scrape the grates. Although this might not clean as efficiently as the two previous options, it will remove some of the deposits and will give an extra added touch of flavor to your grilled food.

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In any case, avoid using wire bristled brushes, as the wires can easily fall off during scrubbing and end up in your food.

Safe BBQing! 😎

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Easy Summer Flatbread Pizza

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Summer BBQing is one of our favorite things to do. This recipe is a fresh take on traditional pizza using store bought flatbread and garden herbs.

It’s simple to make and you can put your own spin on it.

 

 

Ingredients

1 PC original flat bread

2 tbsp olive oil

1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

1 diced tomato

1/4 cup sliced olives

1/4 cup chopped fresh herbs (I used oregano, thyme, parsley, mint and basil)

 

Instructions

Brush the flatbread with the olive oil on both sides

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Place flatbread upside-down on BBQ and cook for 2 minutes

Flip it over

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Add tomatoes, feta, olives and herbs on top

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BBQ for another 2 minutes

Drizzle a bit of olive oil on top.

Voilà!

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