20 July 2011

Blueberry Ice Cream

Prep Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

1/2 cup sugar
2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. ground coriander
Pinch of salt
2 cups heavy cream
Preparation:

1. Dissolve sugar in 1/4 cup water in a medium sauce pan over low heat.

2. When sugar is dissolved, add berries, lemon juice, vanilla extract, coriander, and salt.

3. Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until berries begin to burst.

4. Remove from heat and mash berries.

5. Cool to room temperature, then chill in the regrigerator.

6. Thoroughly combine berries and cream. Pour into ice cream maker, and follow manufacturer directions.

Note: You can subsustitute half and half for the heavy cream.

19 July 2011

I may regret knowing how to make this ...

Crunchy Pecan Nut and Maple Syrup Ice Cream Recipe

Ingredients:
4 oz (100g) pecan nuts chopped
2 oz (50g) butter
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons maple syrup
3/4 (375ml) pint milk
3/4 pint (375ml) double/heavy cream

Using a frying pan, slowly melt the butter then add the chopped pecan nuts. Sprinkle on the sugar, stir and cook on a medium heat for approx 3-4 minutes until the nuts are crisp.

NB. Cooking on too high a heat will burn the pecan nuts and render a bitter taste.

Remove from the pan and place to one side to cool. In a separate mixing bowl, pour in the milk, stir in the cream and then add the fried, chopped pecan nuts. Still stirring add the maple syrup until blended in.

Transfer the complete mixture into an ice cream maker and follow the manufacturer's instructions.

9 July 2011

One Headlight - The Wallflowers

"One Headlight"

So long ago, I don't remember when
That's when they say I lost my only friend
Well they said she died easy of a broken heart disease
As I listened through the cemetery trees

I seen the sun comin' up at the funeral at dawn
The long broken arm of human law
Now it always seemed such a waste
She always had a pretty face
So I wondered how she hung around this place

[—Āhorus:]
Hey, come on try a little
Nothing is forever
There's got to be something better than
In the middle
But me & Cinderella
We put it all together
We can drive it home
With one headlight

She said it's cold
It feels like Independence Day
And I can't break away from this parade
But there's got to be an opening
Somewhere here in front of me
Through this maze of ugliness and greed
And I seen the sun up ahead
At the county line bridge
Sayin' all there's good and nothingness is dead
We'll run until she's out of breath
She ran until there's nothin' left
She hit the end-it's just her window ledge

[chorus]

Well this place is old
It feels just like a beat up truck
I turn the engine, but the engine doesn't turn
Well it smells of cheap wine & cigarettes
This place is always such a mess
Sometimes I think I'd like to watch it burn
I'm so alone, and I feel just like somebody else
Man, I ain't changed, but I know I ain't the same
But somewhere here in between the city walls of dyin' dreams
I think her death it must be killin' me

[chorus]