Christmas fruit ice-cream

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  • Serves 10 people

You'll need to begin this recipe a day ahead.

  • 400 ml thickened cream
  • 20 ml brandy
  • 2 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3 egg yolks, plus 2 eggwhites
  • 75 gm liquid glucose
  • 150 gm caster sugar
  • 300 gm dark fruit mixture
  • To serve: cherries and flaked almonds
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  • Chocolate-brandy sauce
  • 600 ml pouring cream
  • 400 gm dark chocolate (56% cocoa solids), finely chopped
  • 100 ml brandy
01   Whisk cream, brandy, vanilla and cinnamon in an electric mixer until soft peaks form (4-5 minutes), transfer to a bowl and refrigerate until required.
02   Whisk yolks in an electric mixer until light and creamy (2-3 minutes). Meanwhile, stir glucose, 125gm sugar and 80ml water in a saucepan over medium-high heat until combined, bring to the boil and cook until syrup reaches 118C on a sugar thermometer (3-4 minutes). Whisking on medium speed, gradually add syrup to yolks, then whisk on high speed until thick and cooled to room temperature (2-3 minutes).
03   Meanwhile, whisk eggwhite and a pinch of salt in a large bowl until soft peaks form (3-4 minutes), then, whisking continuously, gradually add remaining sugar and whisk until thick and glossy (1-2 minutes).
04   Fold yolk mixture into cream mixture, then fold in eggwhite mixture to combine. Fold in dark fruit mixture, transfer to a 1.2-litre container and freeze until firm (overnight).
05   For chocolate-brandy sauce, bring cream to the boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat, remove from heat, add chocolate and stand for 5 minutes. Whisk until smooth, add brandy and whisk to combine. Transfer to sterilised bottles and refrigerate until required.
06   To serve, scoop balls of ice-cream into chilled bowls, pour chocolate-brandy sauce over and serve topped with cherries and flaked almonds.

Topics:

MODERN AUSTRALIAN, ICE-CREAM, DESSERT, VANILLA, CHRISTMAS, CHOCOLATE, BRANDY, CINNAMON

Recipe:

EMMA KNOWLES

Photography:

CHRIS COURT

Styling:

EMMA KNOWLES

FEATURED IN

Dec 2012

Dec 2012

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