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Thursday, 5 May 2011

Beat the Heat!

Today's note is short and sweet (literally) to make up for tomorrow's, which is considerably longer and much sweeter (but only metaphorically. Stay tuned - Sophia's Girls!!)...

So anyway, it's 30 degrees and HOT. And there's no ice-cream on this island.
At least, there's no ice-cream worth writing about. We ventured out to charming English Harbour a few days ago and gave their ice-cream a go. Let's put it this way - I offered my 7 month old a spoonful of the stuff and he made a face. This is from someone who eats mashed up broccoli with a smile. Hmm. My grandmother always says - if you don't have anything good to say, don't say anything at all. So, mum's the word. Sid was brave enough to try it again today - different flavour this time. I took a lick from him and am keeping my vow of silence. Which sadly does nothing to beat the heat.

So home I come, and make my own. Give it a go!

- 3 eggs
- 2 cups heavy cream
- Sugar, to your taste
- 1/2 cup blueberries (or any other fruit you like - passionfruit, cut mangoes, oranges, peaches, strawberries...)

You need three separate bowls. Combine one whole egg and two egg yolks in the largest bowl. Combine the egg whites from the two eggs into another bowl. To the first bowl, add sugar and beat with an electric whisker for 5 minutes until the mixture is light and fluffy. Separately beat the cream in your last bowl until thick and fluffy. Add to the egg and sugar mixture. Mix well. Beat the egg whites with a pinch of salt until they are stiff and gently fold into the ice-cream mixture. Put into a metal container and cover with foil. Allow 4-5 hours to set. Top with blueberries!

Endorsed by my 7 month old.

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