Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Needles down. Let's make icecream!

If you're like us, not only do you love to quilt but you love great food. So we had to break the cycle of quilting blogs and give you this delicious ice-cream recipe. Sarah made this the other weekend for a dinner party and everyone licked the bowls clean. It is a special old recipe handed down by generation to Sarah's mother-in-law Dorothy Fielke. This recipe is not for the faint hearted (all those on low cholesterol diets run for your lives) but it is the most delicious creamy ice-cream we have tasted in a long time. A little indulgence every now and then never hurt anyone! This one is for vanilla but you can easily make it into other flavours by taking out the vanilla and adding in e.g. melted chocolate, pureed strawberries etc.


1 cup of milk
1 cup of thick cream
6 egg yolks
1 tablespoon of vanilla
3/4 cup of Caster sugar


1. Mix milk and cream into a saucepan and heat, stirring, until almost boiling. Remove from heat.
2. Beat egg yolks and sugar in a bowl until pale and creamy.
3. Gradually beat milk and cream into egg yolks/sugar mixture.
4. Transfer to saucepan over low heat, whisk until like light custard, 2-3 minutes
6. Add vanilla and remove from heat
7. Put in bowl into freezer
8. Take out after almost frozen and beat until thick
9. Put back into freeze and leave for a few hours
10. Serve with a home-made caramel sauce...

If you enjoy this recipe, let us know... Kathy and Sarah are both cooks who love to share, so we will publish more in the future if you all have fun with this one. And if you have any fabulous ones of your own, let us know! Happy quilting... and cooking!