Saturday, 7 July 2007
hay hay it's donna hay sorbet
laura from eat drink live is asking for sorbet for this moths HHDD. i couldnt resist to make two (not trying to be an overachiever, i just couldnt help it!). the strawberry rhubarb caught my eye the first time i opened up david lebowitz'es perfect scoop (anybody out there who hasnt got that book, yet?). one look at the recipe was enough to know it is a must on my list.
then there was this mascarpone sorbet i had at this restaurant the other day. knowing i could do a sorbet and also knowing i could eat mascarpone all day i gave it a go. i added some lime juice and zest for extra freshness and was so happy with the outcome, i decided to have mascarpone sorbet as a main dish for dinner that day. fresh and slightly sour - a wonderful rich sorbet that goes wonderful with any fruit sorbet you could think of.
zest and juice of 3 limes
place sugar and 450ml water in a medium saucepan over low heat. stir until the sugar dissolves, then add the lime zest and juice. simmer for 3 minutes, cool, then strain into a jug, discarding the lime zest.
spoon the mascarpone into a bowl and slowly whisk in the lime-syrup. pour into a jug and let cool in the fridge for at least 2 hours. then churn in an icecream maker, following the instructions.
STRAWBERRY RHUBARB SORBET
280g fresh strawberries, rinded and hulled
1 teaspoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice
wash the rhurbarb stalks and trim the stem and leaf ends. cut the rhubarb into 2cm pieces. place the rhubarb, water and sugar in a medium saucepan and bringt to a boil. reduce the heat, cover and simmer until the rhubarb is tender and cooked through. remove from the heat and let cool to room temperature.
slice the strawberries and purée them with the cooked rhubarb mixture and lemon juice in a blender until smooth.
chill the mixture thoroughly then freeze it in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's instructions.
taken from the perfect scoop by david lebowitz
head over to lauras blog around the 15th of july. all posts of this months HHDD will be up for you to vote!