While making ribs last night, I decided to make some 'scream. Not wanting to run to the grocery store yet again, I looked for a simple recipe that used ingredients I already had. Right at the beginning of The Perfect Scoop, there's a recipe for Chocolate Peanut Butter ice cream, and only needs cocoa powder, half and half, peanut butter and some sugar and salt. This recipe yielded a small amount, but the consistency was incredible! Smooth, rich, full, it churned really well.
In between this flavor and the Oolong, I made Chambord (raspberry liqueur), and Chocolate Russian Stout. The last one was made using a home-brewed Russian stout that added a nice flavor, but was incredibly rich. I could only handle a couple spoonfuls before starting to give pints away to friends.
Speaking of pints, I ordered my own paper ice cream containers from Sweet Bliss Containers. It's harder than I thought to find ice cream containers in small quantities. But luckily, brewmaster Sean found Sweet Bliss for me and I'm just waiting for them to get here! Word.
Decided to try a different take on Belgian waffles. French toast them. We didn't have cinnamon, but it was still amazing. I do recommend using real eggs (of course) as the Egg Beaters egg whites just didn't taste "eggy" enough. I would suggest letting the waffles cool before battering them and frying. I'll try that next.
I decided to wait until my last quarter of school to take Intro to Photography, a decision that proved to be less than positive. It was a lot of work, critiqued very harshly, and distracted me from working on my portfolio. But it distracted me in a good way. My father is a photographer which seems like a huge advantage to most people. In a way, it absolutely is, but he was also incredibly hard on me. In the end, though, I feel that I got better at photography and I definitely enjoyed our final project.
So I didn't get a chance to find lavender leaves yet. Instead, I started making an Oolong tea ice cream using Teavana's Sweet Oolong Revolution (my favorite). I think I'll put some coconut flakes in it as I'm making the actual ice cream, since there is coconut in the tea itself. It is such a fragrant tea, I hope that comes through in the end result. I'll post pictures later when the mix is chilled.
I never thought I'd get into something like ice cream making, but I suppose since it's probably my favorite food it makes sense that I would be passionate about cooking it. And yes, I am aware of how ridiculous that sounds.
Thanks to the blog Bursting Through.