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Sunday, July 4, 2010

Handmade Rum and Raisin Ice Cream

This ice cream is unbelievable. It's so smooth, creamy, rich and fragrant! It's so good I can't stop licking the utensils while making it. It's nothing like those bought in a tub. I've used real rum not the artificial flavor and it tastes way superior! Poor Fat cheeks can't have any of these as it contains alcohol. Hubby loves it too, especially the plump raisins soaked full of rum. =)

Ingredients:
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1/3 cup dark rum
- 4 egg yolks
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 11/2 cup milk
-3/4 cup whipping cream

Method:
- soak raisins in rum over night
- drain raisins & set aside rum
- whisk yolks with sugar in a bowl
- bring milk to a boil
- once milk starts to bubble, remove from heat
- add to yolk mixture gradually, whisking all the time
- add rum (I added rum here hoping to cook away some alcohol)
- return milk & yolk mixture to pan over medium heat
- cook till thickens, stirring all the while
- leave to cool
- add raisins and mix well
- whip cream till soft peaks form
- fold into mixture
- pour into container, freeze
- beat with fork twice every four hours then leave to freeze till set


Saturday, July 3, 2010

Potato Patties and Ham Bun

Fat Cheeks loves the Hash Brown from McDs. This weekend, I thought we'll make our own. The ingredients are simple and after doing some reading I found out tat the secret to good crispy hash brown is to drain & squeeze the water from the potato after grating it. Add a small egg, salt, a dash of pepper,mix, shape & pan fry it! That's all to it. While mixing the mixture, more moisture surface so before I place the patties into the pan, I squeeze it again. It is indeed crisp on the outside, soft in the inside. Fat cheeks loves it much. We had honey baked ham bun with our potato patty. Lovely!