When I first heard about the BGE, I heard what a wonderful cooker it was, how it could cook anything from steaks and burgers to brisket to pizza to breads and desserts. On their website, BGE even says, “The EGG is a unique barbecue product, with unmatched flexibility and capabilities that surpass all other conventional cookers combined. It is a smoker, a grill and an oven and you can cook literally any food on it year round, from appetizers to entrees to desserts.” Who wouldn’t want one cooker that could do anything?
Even though I have seen people post up on various forums online, I have never tried to cook a dessert on the Egg before. Why is that, if it can do anything? My wife is one of those few rare people who just does not like sweets….at all…none…period. So we don’t cook or eat a lot of sweets. But every once in a while I still do get a craving. Who am I kidding? Just about every day I do.
So after cooking lunch Saturday on the Egg, I inserted the placesetter and the 3 little green feet that come with the Egg and made sure that the grill was stabilized at 375 dome, which would give a cooking level temperature of about 350 (that’s what the package of cookies said to use in an oven).
I couldn’t help myself and had to take a peak after about 4 minutes to see what was going on in there.
The cookies ended up taking about 12 minutes to get done, although the package claimed 8-9.
All in all, I think it turned out pretty good. I was using an all mesquite lump charcoal, so it did impart a hint of smoke to the cookies, but it wasn’t over powering and if anything was more of a lingering after note. If you don’t like smoke, I would suggest possible an oak lump charcoal and do not use any wood chips. I think I am definitely going to have to attempt some home-made cookies in the future….and maybe a pie….or a cake….anybody got any good recipes?