|"Just look at what the Democratic logo is: a burro. And I'm sure
if you hit it with a stick, candy and free healthcare falls out."
Stephen Colbert http://on.cc.com/KJGYtF
MY FAVORITE CLOWN
You can use your grill to make this sweet
treat for YOUR guests, while Stephen grills
HIS guests for our amusement!
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, divided
1-1/2 cups sugar
3 eggs, separated
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup milk
1 cup dark brown sugar
1 can (20 oz.) pineapple rings, drained and juice reserved
Heat grill to 350°F. Place a cast-iron skillet in the center of the grill and
Whisk flour, baking powder and salt. In separate bowl cream 1 stick
butter (softened), sugar, eggs, and vanilla with electric mixer. Alternately
add dry ingredients and milk, mixing on low until well combined. In a
separate mixing bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form and
then fold them into the batter. Set batter aside.
Remove hot skillet from grill to cool for a few minutes (take care
handling the skillet as the handle will be very hot) then return to
grill and place the remaining butter and brown sugar in until melted
and caramelized, stirring occasionally. Place pineapple rings (with
cherries in center of rings) on top. Pour batter over pineapples;
carefully cover skillet with foil. Pierce holes in foil near sides of
skillet to allow steam to escape. Place skillet on grill on INDIRECT
HEAT (SEE NOTE, BELOW).
Grill cake at 350°F until cake is golden brown and springs back when
lightly touched in center, about 45 min. Remove from grill and run knife
around edge of cake to release (skillet and handle will be very hot).
While cake is still hot, place a serving plat on top of skillet and carefully
turn the cake over onto the plate. Serve warm with ice cream.
INDIRECT HEAT GRILLING
Turn off one burner and place the food over the unlit side, away
from the heat source. For three-burner gas grills, turn off the middle
burner after preheating and place the food in the center of the grill.
If your grill isn't hot enough to reach 350°F on indirect heat, increase
cooking time 10 or 15 minutes.