Sunday, September 11, 2011

Chocolate Ice Cream with Drunken Raisins: The recipe from my favorite magazine (I want you to try it too ^^)

 As I flip through the magazine pages I start to realize that even I love ................, I rarely use the recipes from this magazine as much as I should.

 This magazine is one of many magazines that I like, it's my second choice from the Vogue E+T that stopped publishing about a year ago. Actually I didn't know why it happened, because it's the most beautiful magazine in my opinion. Anyway, it's the history, haha, I just can't make the publisher change their mind and start printing it again.
Right now, I have to buy Gourmet Traveller, and I have a feeling that it's getting better and better ^^, now I love it too. There aren't better way to show my admiration for it than using the recipe, and there are a lot to choose from. From this month issue , I have my eye on  "Chocolate Ice Cream with Drunken Raisins", as ice cream and chocolate are my favorite. The ice cream recipe comes from "Fare exchange: Chefs' recipes you've requested", the column provides the recipes from famous restaurant. This time the recipe is Chocolate Ice Cream with Drunken Raisins that comes from .........................
The chocolate ice cream is divine, the texture is very good and my niece really love it (but I think that the sugar can be reduced a bit, if you like your ice cream to be less sweet use only 35-40g of sugar). Anyway for this time I was wrong about the drunken raisins, the problem is I couldn't find my currants so I use dark raisins instead. The result is too sweet for me (but my niece love it, again, haha), so use the currant will make the drunken raisins has more sour taste and I think it's better.
Today, I'm eating this this ice cream, when the outside is raining and I think that, "Oh I'm so lucky to have this delicious ice cream when the weather is so gloomy, haha" and it make me feel happy again. So, if you look outside and get the same gloomy feeling, I suggest going into the kitchen and churning this delicious ice cream and well, I do believe that your day will be better.



Chocolate Ice Cream with Drunken Raisins
Serves 6
Chocolate Ice cream
160g ............................... Dark chocolate (54% cocoa mass)
500ml ............................ Whole milk
30g .................................. Unsalted butter, coarsely chopped
125ml .............................. Whipping cream
5 ....................................... Egg yolks
50g ................................... Caster sugar
75g ................................... Honey
Drunken Raisins
125g ................................. Golden raisins
125g ................................. Currants
75ml ................................. Dark rum
50g ................................... Demerara sugar
20g ................................... Honey
½ ...................................... Cinnamon quill
3 ........................................ Whole cloves

1. Place chocolate in a large bowl and set aside. Bring milk, butter and half the cream to just below the boil in a saucepan over medium heat.
2.Meanwhile, whisk yolks and sugar in a bowl until pale and creamy (2-3 minutes), then, whisking continuously, add milk mixture and whisk to combine. Return to a clean saucepan and stir continuously over medium heat until mixture coats a wooden spoon thickly (5-6 minutes). 
 3. Strain through a fine sieve over chocolate, whisk to combine, then set aside to cool.
 4. When cool, stir through honey and remaining cream and refrigerate to chill. Freeze in an ice cream machine, then freeze until required, makes about 1 litre.


For drunken raisins, combine raisins and currants in a bowl, pour over boiling water to cover, set aside until tender (30 minutes), then strain through a sieve (discard liquid). 
Meanwhile, bring rum, sugar, honey, spices and 50ml of water to the simmer in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring to dissolve sugar. Remove from heat, add raisin mixture and set aside to macerate (2 hours).
Scoop ice cream into serving bowls, spoon over drunken raisins and serve.


Chocolate Ice Cream with Drunken Raisins: 
The recipe from my favorite magazine
(I want you to try it too ^^)

1 comment:

Priya said...

Delicious and fabulous looking icecream..

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