Friday, May 26, 2006

Ginger Love... SHF 19

You know, there are times we all have in the kitchen when we stumble up on a recipe that sounds so good. And we make that recipe and damn, it's oh so good. Better than expected, delicious to the point of obsession, different and fresh.... and this, my friends, is one of those times and definatley one of those recipes.

I would love to thank Ruth at Once Upon a Feast for making me use ginger. I like ginger but don't use it very often and dear Lord... I dont know why! But all that will change.. because I have here a fine ginger recipe...... that you MUST try... especially since summer is upon us.

Ginger Ice Cream with Vanilla Bean and Maple Rum Bananas

Ice Cream
2 cups whole milk
2 cups whipping cream
1/2 cup chopped fresh ginger
1/2 vanilla bean, split, seeds scraped
8 large egg yolks
3/4 cup sugar

1 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup dark rum
5 bananas sliced

For Ice Cream
Bring first 4 ingredients to a simmer over medium heat. Remove from heat, cover and let steep 20 minutes or more. Bring mixture back to simmer over medium heat again. Strain into medium bowl.

Whisk egg yolks and sugar in large bowl until pale yellow. Gradually, whisk in hot milk mixture. Return mixture to same saucepan and stir over medium heat... pay close attention here and DO NOT, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, LET THIS BOIL! Stir until mixture thickens and leaves a path on back of spoon when finger is drawn across, about 4 minutes. Strain custard into bowl and let chill for at least 2 hours. Process custard in ice cream machine. Transfer to covered container and freeze until firm.

For Bananas
Stir syrup and rum in skillet over medium heat. Add sliced bananas to mixture and heat through. Spoon over ginger ice cream and freak out at how good it all is.....

Comments on "Ginger Love... SHF 19"


Blogger Ruth said ... (May 27, 2006 5:12 AM) : 

All I can say is WOW -What a Keeper! It's only 8am and I want some right now.

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Anonymous AndrĂ©e said ... (May 27, 2006 9:44 AM) : 

OMG! Wow, that sounds AWESOME! Is there a way to make this without an ice cream maker! Wow, maybe I need to invest in somethin glike that ;)


Anonymous Ivonne said ... (May 28, 2006 6:42 AM) : 

You've stumbled on a most wonderful dish! Lovely!


Blogger Alicat said ... (May 29, 2006 9:31 PM) : 

Yumm sounds like a great one :)


Anonymous emily said ... (May 30, 2006 5:47 PM) : 

This sounds like heaven in a bowl!


Anonymous Robert Nanders said ... (May 31, 2006 10:17 PM) : 

Wow, that sounds heavenly! I'm going to try that, but substituting some cognac for the rum, since I have that...


Blogger Gabriella True said ... (June 01, 2006 11:59 PM) : 

of course it sounds and looks perfect!!

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Anonymous Elana said ... (May 07, 2010 7:45 AM) : 

Oh wow. That sounds delicious. I love cooking with ginger. I just got a KitchenAid stand mixer and an ice cream attachment. I can't wait to try this out.


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