Friday, March 27, 2009

Merry Go Round - favourite recipe

It's time for another ride on the merry-go-round! Jump on and join a group of artists/crafts-women as they link around the world and tell you a little about their lives in art and craft.

This month's question that myself and 10 other women will answer is a little different from usual and not related to our art and craft - but another way for you to get to know us. This month we will be sharing " our favourite (easy) recipe."

I love cooking and baking - and as I have a newly remodeled kitchen (just finished this month!) I'm having a great time playing with my new aga oven. But no warm fuzzy comfort food recipes here.....

The recipe I'm going to share is for strawberry ice cream. I love making ice cream - lots of different flavours and this recipe is one of the easiest and one of the tastiest. I don't like store bought strawberry ice cream - never get it - but just love this one.

1 lb (500g) ripe strawberries
1/2 pint (300 ml) double/whipping cream
4 oz (100g) caster (bakers) sugar
Juice of a lemon

All you do is mush/mash/puree the strawberries and then add the other ingredients. Stir and freeze either in an ice cream maker or in the freezer. If you do it in the freezer, after a few hours, take it out of the freezer and break up the ice cream with a fork a bit, then put it back in the freezer for a few more hours.

Yummy. You will love it. Couple of options - you can add balsamic vinegar (brings out the flavour of berries) and you can use other berries instead of strawberries -but try this version first and maybe you'll never try another!

Happy ice cream making. Hope you give it a try - or come round some time and I'll make you some.

Take a look at the recipes that the other artists on the merry go round have posted on their blogs today. We have three new artists (* below) joined us this month so get cooking! .......We'll all post either today or over the weekend so if you don't see their post - do check back there is a big time difference between us all.

*Jenny at Jenny Karlsson design
*Nikki at Beaded Zen
*Wendren at Wren
Sara at Sara's Texture Crafts
Charlotte at Fancy Picnic
Lily at Lily Pang Art
Marian at Florcita
Agathe at Le Bar du Vent
Fabienne at Easterya
Andreanna at Glamasaurus
Ruth at Birdland Creations


Easterya said...

Love making ice-creams, sorbets too, raspberry sorbet is my fave, and this is such a great recipe - didn't know the trick about the vinegar, I'll do it next time, thanks for the tip! Roll on summer!!

florcita said...

I looooove ice cream!!! I have an ice cream maker but no good recipes so I guess I will have to try this one! I will wait until the strawberries in our garden start coming out.

I want an AGA too!!

meherio68 said...

Ooh! I do look forward even more to the warmer days now— and to trying this out!

Sara's Texture Crafts said...

Oh wow, strawberry icecream... my fav! I really must get these recipes written down.

Beaded Zen said...

Baby and I will be sure to visit so we can eat ice cream in your great new kitchen :)

cool recipe. thanks for sharing

Lily Pang said...

I never in my wildest imagination to try to make ice cream myself. But this one just sound so easy and yummy! Thank you for sharing!

I am looking forward for some more other surprises download the road.

Jenny said...

yay!!! Chocolate, dinner, and now ice-cream! We should all have dinner sometime :D

'fancypicnic' said...

Is it really that simple? I can do that!!

Marian will be thrilled with this - something she can do with her strawbs that she's growing...!

Thanks so much, Ruth. Enjoy that new aga...

Karen said...

Mmmmm... sounds tasty!

Ruth said...

Yes it really is that simple and tastes that wonderful. My parents who are staying with me now insist that I now make them some! So I'll be doing this recipe and indulging tomorrow. Hope you try it too.

Ruth said...

Fabs: yes - I use balsamic vinegar on ALL my berries. Have a consant pot of them swimming in the stuff. Just love it.
Marian: it'll be lovely with your home grown strawbs
Lily: yes - give it a try.

Ruth said...

Jenny - yes let's have a merry go round dinner!
Charlotte - we can all meet at Marian's when the strawberries are ripe!
Nikki: see you soon!