Ambrosia is one of my favorite baking blogs, even if most of the items I see there remain (for me) aspirational rather than fully realized. I have however made her crumb cake, the dark chocolate caramel tart of course, the chocolate chip cookie dough cheesecake bars and before the summer is out I’d like to… Continue reading Ice cream sandwich experiment.
TRIGGER WARNING this post is Instagramtastic! So if that bothers you beware. Several years ago I bought my boyfriend a grill pan for his birthday and it’s mostly been stored under the sink, wrapped in a paper bag from Whalebone Surf Shop, ever since. We pulled it out for some reason or another not long… Continue reading The weekend in food.
Another one of my favorite Ireland food memories is the hot chocolate we got in Butler’s Grafton Street store. We were there in December and while the temperature hovered around 40 degrees most days, it was more than chilly enough to enjoy a hot chocolate on the Luas ride back to our apartment. Before we… Continue reading Hot chocolate ice cream.
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.