BBQ Beef - a retrospect

Well, it's that time of year again, we have had a run of dry weather so time to get a BBQing!

A little earlier than last two years this time, as my first official BBQ of the year was 9th April, and its been good to get back on it.

It's actually been a busy old time cooking, as usual, but not much new to update here, so this is really just a recap of what I have been up to.

The BBQs have both mainly been beef short ribs, as they are really my favourite bbq, both times combined with baby back ribs. The baby back ribs have been cooked well both times, but the rub on the second outing wasn't quite as good so I didn't enjoy them as much. The first beef ribs were individuals and came out really well, but the second attempt of doing a full rack of ribs didn't come out as well, and were a little over cooked - second outing I upped the temperature to 275F, as I had read several people cooking at a higher temperature with no real difference in the results, but in the end, the outer section of the ribs were a bit tougher and over cooked, which is a shame.

Pork belly burnt ends:

The first BBQ of the year:

I have also been busy baking sweet things, including home made bourbon creams, easter inspired brownies and passion fruit sponge cake..

rob hinds Shambolically fumbling my way around the kitchen