[Sca-cooks] The ice cream's a makin' ;-)

Saint Phlip phlip at 99main.com
Fri Oct 12 06:41:19 PDT 2007

Couldn't find the rock salt last night- Rob had "put it away" (man
spent 20 years on submarines, and his idea of putting stuff away
requires M and I to ask him if we want to find anything- none of the
more usual places ever seem to get used), Was a bit concerned about
how well the ice would last over night- hadda put it in a cooler on
the porch overnight, and he hadn't gotten me as much as the machine
called for, but there was enough.

So, I finally got the actual making of the ice cream done this AM, as
opposed to making just the mix, and I tasted it while I was
transferring it into the container (plastic coffee "can"- nice
plastic, nice size, holds 3 qts- I measured) for the freezer, to hard

It is most certainly different, but I like it ;-) Very rich, and the
combination of the hot spices and other flavorings vs the physical
cold and creaminess on the tongue has my senses wondering just WHAT
the blazes is going on ;-)

And, having tasted it in my mouth, as opposed to tasting it in my
head, I gotta agree with the folks who suggested a coconut or peanut
sauce- either would go well, so I'm going to split the difference and
make a sauce incorporating both.

Lessee what I got on hand...

On 10/11/07, Saint Phlip <phlip at 99main.com> wrote:
> So, as is usual, just as soon as I figured I had all the ingredients,
> couldn't find some. For example, knew there were a dozen eggs in
> there, but when I looked, only 11. Consequently, since I needed the
> volume, my version is 10 egg yolks and one whole egg. And, the brown
> sugar vanished, and I was going to reduce the amount anyway, so I used
> a cup of white sugar and added a good dollop (a dollop being a
> technical term Adamantius taught me) of molasses. After all, modern
> brown sugar is made by adding molasses to white sugar, so why not?
> Likely not as rich, but I tweaked that a bit too.
> So far, I started with about two tablespoons of the Red Curry paste,
> mixed and stirred with about 2 tablespoons of peanut oil- decided to
> go with peanut oil instead of butter, since I got convinced by you
> guys to make a peanut sauce for it ;-) Was going to do the same
> proportion of cream to milk as before- 1:3, but my carton was almost
> empty when I got the cup out of the cream carton, so I added anoher
> 1/3 cup, roughly, to the curry mix, added that to the egg/sugar mix,
> stirred, then 3 cups of milk. Everything was well stirred, and it's
> now all sitting on the stove, being stirred occasionally, until it
> thickens.
> Decided to taste it, and beyond the strong taste of raw egg yolks, it
> actually has a nice flavor. Will finish custardizing it, cool it, then
> into the ice cream machine- hopefully this will happen before all the
> ice Rob got me melts.

Saint Phlip

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