Monday, February 20, 2012

Collecting dust

I haven't been baking for weeks I think! I believe my little princess was the last to use the oven to churn out my birthday muffins.

First it was the crazy schedules I had and then subsequently I fell ill. When I am sick, I am sick for a long time especially when I am down with a cough.

I have changed prescription and this time, it seems to be working! Finally! Despite book marking some recipes but I still can't find my mojo back to baking. I guess I will just have to see how things are going forward this week.

Last week, my little one was doing a science experiment, making her own ice cream. I heard about this some time back from J. Seeing her getting into action was pretty comical. She is so driven with her task. Though it turned out as vanilla ice cream but I think it needed way too much arm power for it.

With such humid weather and my promise to the little one, I churned out Chocolate Ice Cream and a sorbet.

I adapted the recipe from Kitchen Corner and let me tell you, go for it! It is even better than store bought!

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What you need:

4 egg yolks

75g caster sugar
1 tsp cornflour
300ml milk
150g dark chocolate
300ml whipping cream

Method:

Put the egg yolks, sugar and cornflour in a bowl and whisk until thick and foamy. Pour the milk into a heavy pan, bring just to the boil, then gradually pour the milk into a heavy pan, bring just to the boil, then gradually pour the milk on to the yolk mixture, whisking constantly.

Return the mixture to the pan and cook over a gentle heat, stirring constantly until the custard thickens and is smooth. Pour back into the bowl and stir in the chocolate until melted. Cover the custard closely, leave to cool, then chill for 6 hours or overnight.

Whip the cream until it has thicken, but is still soft enough to fall from a spoon. Fold it into the chilled custard and pour into an ice cream maker to churn for 20-25 minutes until thick.

Freeze for 5 - 6 hours until firm.
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14 comments:

  1. hi Edith, i see the ice cream and i am being reminded to buy ice cream maker :)
    look so chocolatey :)

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  2. Hope you are feeling better now. Do take care and rest well. Gosh your chocolate ice-cream do look great!

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  3. Hope you are recovering and do take care... your chocolate ice cream certainly looks good... should i get an ice cream maker too ?.. hehe

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  4. i was about to order an ice cream maker attachment from amazon since i have the ka machine but sadly, they dont ship it out to my place. sigh! i think i just have to shop for another one...maybe kenwood.

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  5. Alice, wait for great Singapore sales.

    Ellena, thanks I am still trying to recover from it.

    Joyce, thanks. Not fully well yet but alot beter now.

    lena, I used to have the KA ice cream bucket but coz I have limited freezer space, that one become not ideal for me. This machine can whip out ice cream anytime.

    Thanks Sonia.

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  6. edith, what ice cream machine are you using?

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  7. I'm always drooling over the food on her site. ... Oh my gosh!

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  8. Lena, my machine brand is Venetto. I think only avail in Singapore. Come during June, I am sure they will have sales.

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  9. Loverforfood, yah she is very good.

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  10. thanks edith, will chk around and see.

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  11. Hi, babe. Venetto junior or classic ? Thx

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  12. Hi babe, is it venetto classic or junior ? Where u got it ? Totts? I m thinking which 1 to get. Junior only $85 but troublesome... Classic will cause huge damge for pocket cos i guess about $580? Pls advice... Thx thx

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  13. It is the classic. Worthwhile investment if yr family is ice lovers.

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