Crepes with summer fruit and maple syrup cooked on the Weber GBS griddle

How To Cook Crepes With Summer Fruit On The Weber GBS Griddle

End your BBQ with this quick, easy summer dessert

We don’t usually associate barbecues with desserts but there is no reason not to include a few in your repertoire and this crepe dish is really quick and simple. Top UK BBQ chef, Richard Holden and Ian Hodgett from The Barbecue Shop here in store show just how easy it is to finish your BBQ with a delicious summer dessert. It doesn’t just have to be for summer either, just substitute the berries for spiced apple or pears poached in mulled wine.

 

 

You just need a griddle on your BBQ, the one we have used is part of the Weber GBS (Gourmet Barbecue System), but griddles are available to fit most types of barbecue. Make sure the griddle is cleaned of any burned particles.

Batter mix

  • 325ml milk
  • 150g plain flour
  • 30g melted butter; plus more for cooking
  • 1 large egg

Combine all the batter ingredients and leave in the fridge overnight.

  • summer berries
  • maple syrup
  • icing sugar
  • grated dark chocolate
  • few sprigs mint

Let the BBQ griddle plate come up to temperature; we have put all three burners on a quarter heat directly below the griddle.

Melt a little butter on the griddle and pour on a small amount of batter until it forms a thin crepe. The first crepe may turn out to be a tester if the griddle is either too hot or cool. Give the crepe a minute or so until the bottom is golden brown then turn over and cook the second side. Make a stack of about 6 crepes, pour some maple syrup over the top, add the berries, a dusting of icing sugar, a sprinkle of grated chocolate and finally garnish with a couple of sprigs of mint.

Angela Slater
Daughter of a farmer and market gardener so have always had a connection with the outdoors, whether it was keeping animals or producing fruit, vegetables and cut flowers. Along with my work at Hayes Garden World I also have a smallholding, mainly breeding rare breed pigs. I gained an HND and BSc in Conservation and Environmental Land Management, as a result I am an ardent environmentalist and have a keen interest in environmentally friendly gardening. In my time at Hayes I worked for several years in the Outdoor Plant and Houseplant areas