Griddled nectarine, brioche and barbecued praline sundae

Griddled nectarine, brioche and barbecued praline sundae
  • Serves icon Serves 6
  • Time icon Hands-on time 30 min

Despite the seemingly complicated mix of griddled nectarines, toasted brioche and barbecued praline (yes), this fruity dessert only takes half an hour to make. Add it to the list and give it a go this summer.

Find out how to make brioche from scratch with our jammy breakfast brioche recipe.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
596kcals
Fat
21.1g (10.4g saturated)
Protein
10.9g
Carbohydrates
85.8g (69.7g sugars)
Fibre
4.3g
Salt
0.4g
Calories
596kcals
Fat
21.1g (10.4g saturated)
Protein
10.9g
Carbohydrates
85.8g (69.7g sugars)
Fibre
4.3g
Salt
0.4g

Ingredients

  • 25g shelled unsalted pistachios, roughly chopped
  • 25g blanched hazelnuts, roughly chopped
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 8 nectarines, cut into wedges
  • Small handful fresh basil leaves
  • 100ml sparkling wine or elderflower pressé/fizz
  • 6 small brioche slices
  • 1 litre quality vanilla ice cream

You’ll also need…

  • 2 heavy-duty baking trays, one lined with non-stick baking paper

Method

  1. Light the barbecue and heat until the coals are glowing white. Set the unlined baking tray on the grill (or set a heavy-based frying pan over a medium heat on the hob).
  2. Spread over the nuts in a single layer and toast for 5 minutes, then set aside on a plate. Return the tray to the heat. Sprinkle a little of the sugar into the tray, allowing it to melt before sprinkling over a little more until all the sugar is melted. Bring to the boil and cook until it turns a deep golden caramel. Stir in the nuts, remove from the heat, pour onto the lined baking tray and leave to set. Roughly chop.
  3. Cut 6 nectarines into wedges and put directly onto the hot barbecue (or griddle pan). Cook for about 3 minutes on each side until tender and caramelised. Set aside in a bowl, toss with most of the basil, then leave to cool. Once cooled, discard the basil.
  4. Remove the skin from the rest of the nectarines (see tips), roughly chop the flesh and put in a mini food processor with the sparkling wine or pressé/fizz. Whizz to a purée – or use a stick blender (see Make Ahead).
  5. When ready to serve, lightly toast the brioche on the barbecue (or griddle pan). Transfer to serving plates, spoon over balls of ice cream, then top with charred nectarine, basil leaves, nectarine purée and a sprinkle of praline.

delicious. tips

  1. To remove the nectarine skins, first cut the fruit into wedges, then run a knife between the skin and flesh.

  2. Make the praline and purée the nectarine up to a day beforehand. Use your favourite seasonal fruit to make the purée.

  3. Sweet Aussie semillon would be terrific.

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