Tuesday, June 16, 2009

TWD: Honey Mango Ice Cream

This weeks pick was made by Tommi of Brown Interior. I just happened to pick up a new ice cream maker so I was excited to make this! I've never made ice cream before so this was a learning experience. I decided to use mango's instead of the peaches because I saw some frozen mango at Trader Joe's that I wanted to try. I thought that the ice cream turned out ok. It didn't have the mango flavor I was hoping for. Next time I will definitely use fresh fruit instead of frozen stuff. I was trying to be good and use only whole milk so I left out the heavy cream and I think that was a mistake as well. It wasn't as creamy as ice cream normally should be. My ice cream had a strong vanilla flavor so next time I would add less vanilla.

There were a couple of tips that I read that I wish I had known about before making the ice cream. I read somewhere that it's better to have the machine running before pouring in the ice cream mixture. I also was reading that adding a little bit of alcohol prevents the ice cream from getting rock hard, which mine did. So both are good things to know for next time. I will definitely be making more ice cream and maybe even frozen yogurt this summer. I can't wait to try all the possibilities!

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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

TWD: Parisian Apple Tartlet

This week's pick was made by Jessica of My Baking Heart. This has to be the easiest recipe yet! There were only 4 ingredients and it was really good. I mean it was really really good. It's times like these that make me glad I decided to join the group. I probably would have never made this otherwise. It's SO simple to put together and I must say that it makes a great breakfast. Even two days later....I mean I couldn't let it go to waste!

I ended up making 4 of these tartlets with Jazz apples. They took a little longer to get soft so my puff pastry ended up a little more brown than I would have liked even though I put on a foil tent for the last 5 minutes or so. So next time I'll make sure to watch them more closely and put foil on sooner. I think next time I might try sprinkling some turbinado sugar on the edges of the pastry. That would make it just that much better.

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