Friday, January 8, 2010

Apple crumble ice cream

Apple crumble ice cream / Sorvete de crumble de maçã

In one of my days off I woke up decided to organize my bookshelf – it was a huge mess, you have no idea...
Going through all those books, magazines and recipe prints I ended up finding a CD I thought I’d lost for good – in moments like that I understand why my grandma always told me to be organized... :)

My favorite song on that CD is “Up from under” and from it comes one of my all time favorite song verses: “those days before I met you girl were just ice cream falling down on the shoes of my world” – if that isn’t proof of how important ice cream is to mankind, I don’t know what is. :)

Apple crumble ice cream / Sorvete de crumble de maçã

Apple crumble ice cream
from Australian Gourmet Traveller

Custard:
2 ½ cups (600ml) heavy cream
1 ¼ cups (300ml) whole milk
3 cinnamon quills
5 egg yolks
¼ cup + 2 tablespoons (74g) caster sugar
¼ cup (44g) brown sugar, packed

Caramelized apple:
½ cup + 2 tablespoons (124g) caster sugar
3 tablespoons vodka
¼ cup (60ml) heavy cream
1 ½ tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
1 apple, peeled, cored and cut into 1cm dice

Crumble:
½ cup + 1 tablespoon (80g) self-rising flour
1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon (71g) brown sugar, packed
½ cup (72g) hazelnuts, coarsely ground
¼ cup (56g) cold butter, coarsely chopped
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Start by making the custard: combine cream, milk and cinnamon quills in a saucepan and bring just to the boil over a medium heat. Remove from heat, cover and stand for 30 minutes to infuse. Whisk egg yolks and sugars in a bowl until thick and pale. Reheat the cream mixture, pour gradually over the yolk cream, whisking to combine. Return to saucepan and cook over a medium heat until mixture coats the back of a spoon, strain into a bowl and cool completely. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours.

For caramelized apple, combine sugar, 2 tablespoons vodka and ¼ cup (60ml) water in a frying pan and cook over medium-high heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Bring to the boil and cook for 4-5 minutes or until dark golden, add cream and butter – carefully, the mixture will bubble – and cook for another minute or until combined. Add apple, stir to coat then cook for 5 minutes or until apple is tender. Add the remaining vodka, stir to combine, then remove from heat and cool completely.*

Now, the crumble: preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and, using fingertips, rub together until mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs (mixture should have large clusters). Spread over a baking paper-lined large baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden. Cool completely and coarsely crumble.
Freeze the custard in an ice-cream machine according to manufacturer’s instructions. Spoon into a 2 liter-capacity rectangular container, drizzle with the caramelized apple mixture, swirling to combine and form a ripple effect. Scatter the crumble mixture on top and freeze for 3 hours or until required.

* after cooling, the caramel got too hard. So I drizzle it with a little heavy cream, popped it in the microwave oven for 45 seconds and then mixture it all together

Serves 6 – I wasn’t sure my ice cream maker would hold all the custard so I halved the recipe

20 comments:

joefish said...

I was *just* looking up some new icecream recipes as this popped into my feed reader. Look forward to trying it!

vickys said...

Novel idea, instead of making them as two seperate entities, combine them into one heavenly being... ahhh. I think I just need some caramel sauce.

MaryMoh said...

Just mouth-watering! Wish I can have some now...mmmm

Edana said...

Wow...this looks absolutely delicious. I just started a food blog, and I've never made ice cream, but this looks like a wonderful place to start--when I try it, I'll post the process and results on my blog (with full credit of course).

http://edanacooks.blogspot.com/

Gala said...

Delicious. I bet you could change it up with different fruit and make all sorts of crumble ice cream!

Rachael said...

This looks heavenly!

Daniel said...

Hi Dear
This will be a joke for you,but really you are the best Ice Maker in the planet,and i will be lucky man if I will get a chance to eat the ice cream made by you...

Maya said...

Thanks to you I am now hooked to Donna Hay - I hunt it down all over town :) Can't wait for ice cream season here.

ivorypomegranate said...

Oh, this looks so good! I love crumbles when it gets cold, but even in the winter I can't resist ice cream!

Shannon said...

this looks SO delicious!

Barbara said...

Super idea, Patricia. I adore crumbles AND ice cream, so why not together?
(Of course, I usually top my crumbles WITH ice cream!)

Abby said...

Oh my gosh. What a great idea! Doing it this way takes the guilt out of eating apple crumble - with ice cream on top. Just eat it together!

Anna said...

Brilliant ice cream flavor! I love ice creams with something extra to chew on in them.

Dharm said...

This looks better than good Pat! Wish I had some now - would go really well in the always hot weather we have!

Patricia Scarpin said...

Joefish, thank you for visiting! I hope you give it a try!

Vickys, thank you for stopping by! ;)

MaryMoh, thank you for visiting!

Edana, thank you for stopping by! That would be wonderful - I'd be honored!

Gala, you are so right - it would be lovely to try it with other fruit!

Maya, I'm glad to hear that - Donna's recipes are fabulous!

Ivory Pomegranate, I love crumbles, too - I'm glad you liked the recipe!

Shannon, thank you!

Barbara, thank you! Hope you give this a try sometime.

Abby, you've said it all, darling. ;)

Anna, I love the different textures, too! Thank you for stopping by!

Dharm, it's been awfully hot here, too - thank you for stopping by!

Dodol & Mochi said...

Hmm ... Apple crumble ice cream sounds so decadent!

Pei-Lin

Sere said...

you're the only person i "know" (apart from me :D) who keeps on making ice cream all year round... and that's so great :D
this one's amazong too
thanks 4 posting your wonderful, delicious recipes Patricia :)

(i have a question 4 you: i added you to my contacts on flickr, however i don't get notifications any time you upload one of your pics :( you don't know why, do you? :( it's just that if i see new pics, i come here in order to look for a new recipe, and if i don't i think you haven't posted anything, and then i find out that you've posted like 10 new recipes... alright, that's a stupid thing, but that's not stupid to me. )

Thanks,
xoxo

Sere

Patricia Scarpin said...

Hi, Sere!
I adore, love ice cream - even though it is summer here now (I'm in Brazil), I make ice cream even in the winter. ;)
Thank YOU for visiting and for your kind words!

As for flickr, I don't get notifications either. :(
To make things easier for you: I post every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. ;)
xx

eatme_delicious said...

Ooo yum I'm a sucker for ice creams that have crumb type pieces in them!

Julia @Mélanger said...

I really could eat ice cream all year round. This one is definitely one of those flavours!

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