Passion Fruit Cream Cheese Ice Cream with Passion Fruit Syrup

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Another recipe we made for Style Me Pretty Living. This ice cream is super super fresh.

Passion Fruit Cream Cheese Ice Cream with Meringue and Passion Fruit Syrup

Meringue

30 pieces

  • 2 egg whites
  • ½ cup caster sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vinegar or lemon juice

Set the oven to 210˚F / 100˚C. Whisk egg whites, sugar and vinegar in a stainless bowl. Put the bowl over a warm water bath and keep whisking until the paste is around 130˚F / 55˚C. Take the bowl off the heat and keep whisking until the meringue cools. Fill the meringue into a piping bag with a star-shaped nozzle and pipe pieces of meringue, about 2 inches wide, onto a baking tray covered with baking paper. Bake in the middle of the oven for about 1 h. When the pieces of meringue are loose from the baking paper and their bottoms are dry, they are done. Otherwise, you can turn off the oven and let the pieces be in the remaining heat for about 10 minutes. Let the meringue cool. Store in an airtight jar in room temperature.

Homemade Cream Cheese

It’s fun and easy to make your own cream cheese!

  • 1 liter processed sour milk
  • 1 ⅓ cup  sour cream
  • salt

Heat the sour milk and sour cream to 120˚F / 50˚C (slightly warmer than lukewarm). Stir the mass for a couple of minutes until its texture starts to change. Pour it into a sieve with a coffee filter and let the cheese mass sift for 5-6 h in cool room temperature. Add a pinch of salt.

Passion Fruit Cream Cheese Ice Cream 

8 servings

  • 3 egg yolks + 2 egg whites
  • ¾ cup cane sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla sugar or a few drops of liquid vanilla essence
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 ⅓ cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup passion fruit purée
  • 1 passion fruit

Whisk together cream cheese, yolks and sugar. Add vanilla sugar and salt. Whisk the cream and egg white separately and then add the cream first, then the egg white. Mix the mass with the passion fruit purée and the pulp of the passion fruit. Pour the ice cream mass into a mold. Put the mold in the freezer for at least 5 h.

Passion Fruit Syrup

  • 5 passion fruits
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup caster sugar

Split the fruits in half and scrape out the pulp and seeds. Boil the contents with water and sugar to a thin sauce. Let it cool and serve with the ice cream.

Put ice cream between the pieces of meringue and serve with the passion fruit sauce.

Christmas Fruitcake

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We’ve spent a lot of time in London lately and inspired by British fruitcakes we wanted to do a really juicy one. This is a crossover between a British traditional fruitcake and an American lemon bundtcake. Perfect for the season!

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Christmas Fruitcake

 

A fresh Christmas cake with a twist of lemon!

 

About 12 pieces

 

  • 225 g butter
  • 1 cup / 2,4 dl cane sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups / 4,8 dl wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla sugar
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 lemon, the finely grated zest and the juice
  • ⅔ cup / 1,5 dl heavy cream
  • 1½ cup / 3,5 dl dried fruit, for example raisins, dried apples, pickled orange zest and pickled citrus fruit
  • 1 cup / 2,4 dl nuts, roughly chopped

 

Frosting

 

  • 1 egg white
  • 1¼ cup / 3 dl confectionary sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

 

Set the oven to 175°C/350°F. Butter a cake mold and sprinkle it with crumbles. Whip butter and sugar until it gets white. Add the eggs, one at a time. Mix wheat flour, baking powder, vanilla sugar and salt and stir it into the paste. Add lemon juice, zest, cream, dried fruit and nuts. Pour the paste into the mold. Bake in the middle of the oven for about 50 minutes. Let the cake stay in the mold for a few minutes. Turn the cake over on a plate and let it cool under the mold. Beat the egg white lightly and mix with powdered sugar and lemon juice until it’s smooth. Put the frosting on the cake and let it harden.

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Smoked Pears with Blue Cheese, Maple Syrup and Pecans

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The smoke is back! Smoking fruit is so much fun and gives the fruit a ripe, sweet and smoky flavor. It’s time for delicious smoked pears with blue cheese and the American favorite maple syrup (if you haven’t visited a maple syrup farm yet, do so, yum…)

Smoked Pears with Blue Cheese, Maple Syrup and Pecans

4 servings

2 pears
125 g blue cheese, locally produced
2-3 tbsp. maple syrup
60 g pecans

Smoke the pears in a smoke box. Put cherry chips or oak chips in the bottom. Split the pears in the middle and put them on the grate in the smoke. Close the lid and put the smoke box on smoldering charcoal or on a hot plate (no gas plate, or the heat will be too concentrated).  They are done when they start to get soft, which takes about 10 minutes. Roast the pecans in a dry pan. Put the pears on small plates , drizzle maple syrup over them, put blue cheese on them and serve with the pecans.

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