Tuesday, November 13, 2007 at 10:09PM
I wanted to do something from Kieran's list at Ice cream Ireland and I decided upon cinnamon ice cream.
I love cinnamon with it's warm wintery taste and aroma and I love ice cream, as does most of the civilised world I imagine. I do like ice cream on it's own but I prefer to have something with it. Crumble of any sort is one of my favourite desserts, and I thought apple crumble would be the best accompaniment to the cinnamon ice cream.I have made quite a lot of ice cream, but have never made it in this way before. The idea of adding the whipped cream after the custard is made is a stroke of genius as the texture is so light and soft. The ice cream is also very easy to remove from the ice cream churn and softens up quickly when taken out of the freezer, so no waiting hours before you can eat it.
Ingredients for apple crumble:
- 800g cooking apples, peeled and sliced into 1cm thick slices
- 2tblsp Dark brown sugar
- 150g plain flour
- 100g butter cut into small cubes
- 75g caster sugar or light brown sugar
Make the crumble topping by blending the flour and butter in a food processor until it reaches a breadcrumb like consistency. If you don't have a food processor rub the butter between your fingers and thumbs lightly. Take the breadcrumb mixture and stir in the sugar. Sprinkle the crumbs with a tblsp of water and mix lightly with a fork but don't overmix; you want to have a few larger crumbs to give the crumble some texture. Lay the apple pieces into a baking dish and scatter over the crumble mix (don't pack it down). Bake at 200 degrees centigrade for about 35 minutes or until the top is golden and the apples are cooked through. Serve and top with the cinnamon ice cream.