Friday, 15 July 2011

purple gooseberry and elderflower crumble ice-cream

... i think this is possibly one of the most delicious things i've ever made...!  i'm sure if I could package it and sell it i'd make a small fortune...

... and it's all thanks to Sarah over at Maison Cupcake and her Forever Nigella challenge, which, this month is hosted by Arthi at Soul Curry and the theme this month is Iced Dreams. The idea is that we cook something from Nigella with an 'iced' theme... well, I was perusing through her ice cream recipes but nothing was inspiring i'm afraid, plus I had a bucket load of the lovely purple gooseberries that needed eating and I really wanted to cook with them... and then my hand stopped at page 250 of Nigella's Kitchen and a recipe for Gooseberry and Elderflower Crumble and I was struck by a flash of genius... what if I deconstruct the crumble, make a vanilla custard ice-cream and then add the crumble elements to it..?...I know... pure genius!!!!!

the stewed gooseberries in elderflower cordial

Purple Gooseberry and Elderflower Crumble Ice Cream

as mentioned, the original recipe for the crumble can be found on page 250 of Kitchen... I simply broke it down into separate elements, stewing the fruit with the elderflower cordial, then making a crumble topping and finally a simple vanilla custard, the recipe for which can be found in Nigella's excellent How to Eat.  I've let the whole lot cool and then poured the custard to my ice cream maker, followed by the gooseberries and then the crumble...

the crumble

... I cannot begin to tell you how incredible this tastes... just bloody well make it!

eat and of course, enjoy!



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