Sunday, November 23, 2008

These quiltjes want give we to a good aim.*

Housekeeping. I am finally getting around to shutting down the other blog. Even I don't visit it, so why keep it? But in the process I simply cannot lose my Maple ice Cream recipe!

that thinks it's gelato:

* 2 cups pure maple syrup, or 1 c. dark Grade B (skip pre-boiling it)
* 1 tablespoon cornstarch
* 6 large egg yolks
* 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
* 1 cup whole milk
* 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 1/2 cups coarsely chopped pecans or walnuts

First, bring the syrup to a low boil and boil till it's concentrated down to one cup- keep the burner low because it boils over easily. Cool to room temperature. Bring the heavy cream to a simmer in a heavy-bottom saucepan over medium heat. Whisk together cooled maple syrup, cornstarch, and egg yolks. Pour about 1/3 of the hot cream into the syrup mixture, then pour the syrup mixture into the remaining cream in the saucepan.

Cool the mixture; whisk in milk and vanilla. Chill thoroughly then freeze in your ice cream machine. Add pecans near the end of freezing time.
Makes 1 quart.

Now, you have to promise me that you will NOT put this on top of anything else, it has to be eaten by itself, maybe with just one shortbread cookie. The odd thing is that if you put it with other flavors, it's completely overpowered and turns into plain vanilla flavor. I know this because I made apple crisp and put this on top- what a waste.

And that is the last of A*MUSE*ments! Maybe someday I will need it but not now.

*Title taken from the Dutch-to-English translation in the post, "Rosy but Bigger"

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