Sunday, 18 November 2012

Mary Berry's Silly Twit's IceCream


Silly Twit's IceCream - basic recipe:

4 good size eggs
4oz/100g caster sugar [I use golden granulated]
1/2pt/300ml double cream
1teaspn vanilla essence [NOT flavouring]

1. Seperate the eggs. Place yolks in small bowl and beat well.
Whisk egg whites until stiff, then whisk in the sugar 1 teaspn at a time.

2. Whip the cream until it forms soft peaks, then fold in the egg white
with the yolks and vanilla essence.

3. Turn into a 2 1/2 pt [1.4lt] container, cover & freeze until solid.

To serve: remove from freezer and at leave at room temperature for
about 5-10 minutes before serving.
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VARIATIONS:
Omit vanilla and fold in at end of step 2: .....
Coffee & Brandy - 2 tbsp coffee essence and 2 tbspn brandy
Bailey' s - 4-5 tbspns gently folded into whipped cream before adding egg white & yolks
Fresh Lemon or Lime - grated rind and juice of 2 lemons or limes.
Fresh fruit - 1/4 pt 150 ml sieved puree of soft fruits e.g. raspberry, blackberry,
strawberry, loganberry, gooseberry.
N.B. Blackberries & gooseberries should be cooked before pureeing,
others are best pureed [liquidised] raw.
Tutti Frutti - 4oz / 100gm mixed chopped glace pineapple, raisins, dried apricots,
cherries and angelica, all soaked overnight in 4 tbspn brandy.

Delicious served with Hot Cocolate Sauce!

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