I finally perfected my ice cream game this weekend with this recipe. This involved the so-called “extra” step of cooking a custard to go into the ice cream maker, but really it resulted in a far better finished product. The blueberry ice cream I made last week had a wonderful taste but left an unfortunate… Continue reading Strawberry ice cream.
This worked out so much better than the coffee ice cream, not least because I used heavy cream and not half and half. I did know there would be a difference between the two, but turns out there is a lot—a lot—less fat in half and half, and that is reflected in the texture of… Continue reading Blueberry Vanilla Ice Cream.
Just a couple of things happening at HQ… For Mother’s Day I made my mother a loaf of Irish soda bread. Since I wrote these posts, I’ve tried several traditional bread recipes—for both brown bread and soda bread—and I’ve finally arrived at my favorite of the lot. It’s this one, with a few modifications: namely,… Continue reading Odds & ends.
Well, it only took me about 25 years of making cookies before I finally solved my flat-cookie problem. I’ve made a lot of cookies in my time, and my best cookie is an oatmeal chocolate chip that is a genuine county fair blue ribbon award winner. (The big secret is that the recipe is the one on… Continue reading Black & white chocolate chip cookies.
In my house, this is simply called The Salad. We eat it a lot. The ingredients are a little bit flexible, but the original version is the best, and it’s very easy to make. I think The Salad was first conceived with odds and ends that were left in the refrigerator and pantry; I usually… Continue reading The Salad.