Well I have been away from my blog for a good while now, not forgotten but just so many things to do! I found a recipe for popcorn ice cream after seeing an advert on the TV for some and just had to share this. I haven't yet finished making the ice cream but already it tastes amazing!
I found the recipe on the BBC Good Food website and will include it here. I was so lucky to get an ice cream maker for Christmas and have really enjoyed making all sorts of lovely flavours of ice cream. I have become more adventurous as my successes continue too!
So this popcorn ice cream is easy to make using a custard base. First though the corn needs popping! As you would normally do for lovely popcorn, pop it in a pan with oil to pop. Next, pour your whole milk and double cream and a pinch of salt into a pan, add the popped corn and bring to the boil. Turn off the heat and infuse for 1 hour.
This tastes amazingly popcorny and so delicious! I like to use a Taffi sauce made locally in Pwllheli by Eboni Ac Eifori - it is so moreish!
1tbsp flavourless oil
100g raw popcorn kernels
350ml double cream
500ml whole milk
4 egg yolks
100g golden caster sugar
Our veggie patch has been amazing this year and really given us great pleasure and full tummies! A couple of weekends ago I made a simple pavlova with strawberries and raspberries from our patch. It was absolutely delicious- so much so I had to share with our neighbours to stop us eating the whole lot!!
We have had lots of lovely lettuce, courgettes and rocket too. Oh and so sweet peas I do love podding and popping into my mouth!
The Patch in all it's glory! Broad beans are beginning to harvest now and having lots of lovely yellow French beans too. Sadly all our gooseberry plants have died- not sure why, but really sad sight. Not sure I want to replace them so may plant the spot with some else later on.
So other things I have been up to:
Fabric decoupage- post to come later with a mini tutorial if anyone is interested!
More sock knitting and dishcloth crocheting!