To me ice cream is the rite to rebellion. When I build a Sundae, I want to break all the rules. I want to build an imaginary world with gobs of colour and textures. A playground for the mind. A combination of ice cream flavours and chocolates and sauces and fresh fruits and crunchy nuts and sugar sculptures. I want to savour the soft texture of cream and surprise myself with the crunch of a brittle. I want a rainbow of colours - the pink next to the brown next to the red next to the orange. Soft pillowy clouds of bananas and a burnt earthiness of ginger snaps. I want the whole lusciousness of flavours flowing with rivers of sauce sprinkled with starry pieces of caramel bits- frozen. Slowly melting onto my hands, I dont care a lick but I go on. This is my rebellion with all my heart. Let me close my eyes and for a few minutes savour the last bite.
As a third part of the series for 50 Shades of Plum, I made a rouge coloured plum sauce that held its own amongst chocolate and ice cream.
15 plums pitted and chopped into quarters
3 tbspn of sugar
1 stick of cinnamon
MAKING THE PLUM SAUCE
- In saucepan heat the plums with the sugar.
- Throw in the piece of cinnamon
- Add a dash of essence.
- Blend the mixture into a smooth sauce
- Chill in the fridge for a few days
To make the sugar brittles
4 tbsp of sugar
peanuts roughly chopped
1 small pad of butter
MAKING THE PEANUT BRITTLE
- Heat the sugar in a pan till it turns a golden brown
- Add the pad of butter and stir.
- Lower the heat and add peanuts and mix
- Pour the mixture on a Steel plate and let it cool down till it is crisp
- Twist it off the plate and break into shards
Assembling the sexy sundae
3 flavours of ice cream- vanilla, chocolate and strawberry
ginger snaps powdered
sugar and peanut brittle shards
It cant get better than eating some sexy sundae with this gorgeous ballad by Guillemot. Does anyone remember this song from Gossip Girl when Blair asks Chuck what took him so long and he responds - if you thought this was long, you have no idea what you are in for...