Every time we use the barbecue we’re always left with a bunch of beautiful coals after our grilling is done. The steak is ready for the table, the grilled potatoes are already being tossed with olive oil and chives and the zuchinni is dressed with basil and chevre. Dinner is ready, but what about those lovely coals?
It’s a shame to let them go to waste. Here’s a great way to use them up, make an easy dessert at the same time and stock your freezer with one of summer’s greatest treats.
After dinner, grab a bunch of sticks, a bag of marshmallows and a plate. Start toasting the marshmallows over the glowing embers of your barbecue (be sure to remove the grate first). Eat as many as you want and save the rest on the plate, it takes a few tries but you will soon find the perfect degree of doneness to get the marshmallow from stick to plate without dissolving into a sticky mess.
Take the plate and put it in the freezer for an hour or so then pull it out, pop the now frozen roasted delights off the plate and into a freezer bag. You now have a supply of roasted marshmallow to pull out and slice or chop as a garnish for sundaes, blitzed into milkshakes or chilled into a Jell-o mold.