Outdoor cooking, whether it’s on a fully-equipped outdoor kitchen, a BBQ, wood fired oven or simply a campfire, is a wonderful way to create tasty and exciting food for family and friends. It’s interesting talking to people to find out their favourite dishes to cook on a BBQ or fire, and comparing them to your own creations. You don’t often come across amazing dessert recipes suitable for outdoor cooking, so this week’s new recipe is seriously exciting!

NEW AUTUMNAL GOODNESS FROM MARK LLOYD

Now that the evenings are drawing in so quickly and there’s a distinct chill to the air, it feels like time to create some comfort food! Introducing a sweet autumnal indulgence that will fuel hours of leaf clearing in the garden – Peanut Butter Triple Chocolate Cookie Dough Skillet! As the name would suggest, this recipe is made in a heavy and durable cast-iron skillet which will trap the heat once it comes out of the oven/off the grill, so you can enjoy it in the open air while it’s still piping hot inside.

Peanut Butter & Triple-Chocolate Skillet Cookie Dough

Ingredients

160g butter

160g granulated sugar

160g light brown sugar

1 large egg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

350g plain flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

A pinch of salt

Peanut butter – as much or as little as you like…

100g of dark chocolate chips

100g of milk chocolate chips

100g of white chocolate chips

1 pot of your favourite ice cream

 

Method

First up, put a pan over a low flame and melt your butter. Once it has fully melted, add the 2 different types of sugar in and mix well until they have combined.

Take off the heat just to cool down for a couple of minutes, follow up by adding in the egg, the vanilla extract and the peanut putter. Mix this all together thoroughly before adding the dry ingredients.

Add the flour, baking powder and and a pinch of salt. Mix well.

Push the dough into the skillet pan, press down until you get an even layer.

Pop it in the oven at Gas 4 / 180C, this takes roughly 15 mins but you want an even golden top (this will work on the grill, just try to keep the lid down, so the heat doesn’t escape). And once it is ready take out of the oven it is just a case of decorating it with your chocolate chips and adding that all-important ice cream. Too chilly for ice cream? Why not add clotted cream for an indulgent twist? Enjoy!