Friday, July 20, 2007

a new age of GELATO

It’s been a week since my new Gelato machine arrived and it’s just produced its first, righteous batch.

CHOCOLATE RASPBERRY
Base
- mix 4 egg yolks with 1 cup sugar and slowly mix in 1 cup tempered milk
- bring back to low-medium heat and stir frequently until it coats the spoonula ( if kept on the heat too long custard will start separating…shame)
- after sitting to near room temp, mix in 1.5 cups cream
- chill throughout the day or overnight
Raspberry
- 1 cup frozen raspberries (frozen is more consistent quality, and cheaper than fresh…but, if in season fresh, local is always preferred. Also, buy fresh berries in bulk and freeze them for off-season recipes)
- add 1/4 cup water and simmer/boil until reduced
- chill
Chocolate
- 1 cup semisweet chips and 1/2 cup cream
- will become hard in fridge. Bring back to soft consistency by sitting out or in microwave for 30 seconds.

mix Base, Raspberry, Chocolate together in then add to maker
should make about 1/2 gallon

Finished the batch this morning and it’s great. Subtle chocolaty (more can be added) and sweet/tangy raspberry flavor.

2 comments:

RW said...

Looks delicious and very rich.

I hear you're headed to Detroit area in late August - don't forget to bring the Gelato machine!

Anonymous said...

I have never heard of a gelato machine in my life. Weird. But the batch it yielded looks so yummy! I'm jealous. :-)

Stacerella, from chickybandita.com