Grilled Brioche with Rhubarb and Strawberries

, from Issue #82. December, 2018
Photography by Olivia Galletly.
Grilled Brioche with Rhubarb and Strawberries

A glam dessert perfect for camping or beach barbecues. Grill the fruit in tin foil parcels or in a foil-covered roasting dish. 

Serves: 4


4 red stalks rhubarb, chopped into 3cm pieces 
250 grams strawberries, hulled and quartered
1/4 cup caster sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
8 slices brioche bread
25 grams butter
icing sugar for dusting
Whipped mascarpone
120 grams mascarpone
¼ cup cream
zest 1 orange
2 tablespoons caster sugar



Preheat the barbecue to a medium heat.

In a bowl, combine the rhubarb, strawberries, caster sugar and vanilla bean paste.

Place a piece of tin foil, big enough to encase the fruit, on a flat surface. Place a sheet of baking paper the same size on top. Place the fruit mixture in the centre, fold paper and foil up and over fruit and seal. Wrap in a second piece of foil if it’s not completely covered.

Grill on the barbecue with the lid down for 20-30 minutes, or until the fruit has softened and juices are bubbling.

Whipped mascarpone: Whip the mascarpone, cream, orange zest and caster sugar together until smooth. 

Butter both sides of the brioche slices. Grill for 2 minutes on each side or until golden. Dust with icing sugar.

To serve: Top brioche slices with a dollop of whipped mascarpone and grilled fruit.