5 Jul 2011

strawberries everywhere

With regard to the wheather of last night it was clear what we will have for dinner. A nice creamy potato soup and some sausages as we had when we were children. But can only  a soup feed your soul? Definitly not. Anyway some shopping needed to be done and I had to check the fridge before.
Not much in there to make somebody happy. Just some yoghurt and crème fraîche and ..... some strawberries..
This happened after the shopping 

Cleaned the strawberries, chopped and marinated with some browne sugar and liquor.
Mixed some yoghurt and crème fraîche, added a pinch of white sugar and some orange zests.
Diced some Amerettini.
And the greatest challenge for this dish: arrange everything layer by layer in a glass.

Have fun and enjoy your dinner at 11 pm.

4 Jul 2011

get prepared

Summer has come. A lot of work is done. And in between we had a great exhibition and a stunning feedback.
This time the art of food was in the front and its presentation. Seasonal food, simple dishes we all know but in a different dress. Neither the colour nor the consistence but still the taste exists. Take a spoonful, close your eyes and try to remember the classical dish you already know.

Although it is rainy and cold outside, it will be nice and warm again. So we have to be prepared for a hot summer and some scoops of avocado ice cream.

avocado ice cream

Avocado Ice Cream

Avocado, ripe and soft          2 each     
Sugar, brown                     100 g
Yolks                                     8 each     
Milk                                   0.4 l            
Cream                                0.4 l            

Beat the yolks and the sugar until you get a nice white cream.
In the meantime boil milk and cream together in a pot. Pour into the egg mixture by stirring constantly. Now pour back into the pot and heat up the mixture over 70°C until thickened. Never stop stirring and scratching the bottom of the pot.
Strain the mixture through a chinois.
Remove the stone of the avocado, peel and dice. Mix in a blender the avocado and some of the ice cream base until nice and creamy. Mix with the rest and freeze in a ice cream machine.

Summer can come now.

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