All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast. ~John Gunther

Friday, March 12, 2010

banana ice cream

I was walking around in whole foods - and I just wanted to make ice cream out of everything... avocados, pears, pineapple... everything. but then, I realized Bananas!

chloe recently lent us over at 48 her her ice cream maker for awhile. making ice cream is really really fun.

Along with the maker, chloe lent us some books so we could make the ice cream. this recipe is the Caribbean banana and rum ice cream from the book "ice cream" by Pippa Cuthbert and Lindsay Cameron Wilson. This book has very complicated recipes. luckily, gina marie did almost all of the making. I was working on the shrimp & potato soup!

The recipe says that gina marie heated two and a quarter cups of heavy cream and 1 cup of whole milk on the stove until it almost boiled. In another bowl, she beat 3 egg yolks with 1 cup of brown sugar until it got lightish colored. Then she stirred in the hot liquid. Finally, she put the (metal) bowl over a pot with boiling water in it, and stirred until the liquid in the bowl thickened "enough to coat the back of a wooden spoon." Then gina put the bowl outside (covered, of course) to cool.

I mashed 4 small bananas with the juice of a lemon and a nip of dark rum with a potato masher. then we whisked that into the now cold custardy liquid, and poured that into the ice cream maker and turned it on. Then we froze it overnight. It was really good!

shrimp and potato soup with bacon & cheese!

We got a lot of shrimp from our fish share - emily did lots of work shelling them, and made some delicious scampi. The rest? she froze. Excellent. When I got back from my little mini vacation in Vermont, I was resupplied with potatoes from stone soup farm. I went with something chowdery - I used this recipe - - but I changed it slightly by adding corn too (because gina marie was going to have some, and she loves corn.)

Here's the pictures!