Friday, April 17, 2009

Nutty Cashew Icecream to beat the heat with blueberry cheesecake

Its just mid april but DELHI is already hot and hot wind called loo has already started in the noon time,only thing which is pleasent here is morning and evening,so morning first thing i do when i wake up is to open the balcony door to feel the cool breeze,just like winters i will be facing summer after some 9 yrs,winters were fine last yr though i was scared as it was first winter for Advay just like this being his first summer,...but now i feel  i have to take more care of him in this weather,...when travelling with Advay i have to take special care that sun rays dont fall on him directly or he gets irritated and starts crying,he is not used to of the scrotching heat,...:-(
Now lunch is replaced by lassi,ice creahe  and other coolers,...i just dont feel like eating anything in the noon time,..i guess its the weather effect,:-),
coming to todays post i will be sharing recipe of Cashew and Orange Icecream and Blueberry cheesecake,..perfect for the weather right,..
while going through my icecream book i saw the recipe of Cashew Icecream as i had all the ingredient in my pantry i thought of giving it a try,..
serves 4 to 6
ingredient needed
4 egg yolks
6 tbsp sugar
1 tsp cornflour
300ml semi skimmed milk
300ml whipping cream
150 gm cashewnut chopped
15ml orange juice (i have used minute maid)
grated rind of orange
step 1
whisk together eggyolk,sugar and cornflour in a bowl till it is foamy
in a pan gently boil the milk and gradually whisk into egg mixture
return to the pan and cook over a gentle heat ,stirring constantly until smooth
pour back into the bowl ,cool and chill
step 2
heat the cream in saucepan ,when it boils stir in the chopped cashewnuts,leave to cool
process the nut cream in a food processor until it forms a fine paste.
step 3
stir in orange juice and grated orange rind into the chilled custard followed by addition of creamy cashew mix
step 4
pour the mixture into freezeproof container and freeze upto 6 hrs beating twice with a fork to break up the ice crystals.
Before serving decorate each portion with orange rind curl,i didnt do this because as soon as i took ice cream out of the freezer i started to digin ,...:-)
Cashew and orange icecream is off for My Favorite things Event hosted by Aquadaze and started by Bindiya ,theme this month is frozen dessert.
Cashew Icecream also goes to Lets go nuts Cashewnuts event hosted this month by Poornima of Tasty treats and started by Aquadaze.
Next day i enjoyed the icecream with blueberry cheesecake ,...mmmm combo was yummy,
....this i how i prepared
Baked Blueberry Cheesecake
175gm cottage cheese
150gm natural yogurt
15ml all purpose flour
25gm sugar
1 egg
1 egg white
200gm fresh or frozen and thawed blueberries
finely grated rind and juice of half lemon
step 1
preheat the oven to 180 degree C/350 degree F/gas 4
lightly grease shallow round cake with baking parchment
step 2
place the cottage cheese in a food porcessor and process until smooth
place in a bowl and add yogurt,flour,sugar,egg and egg white and mix
add the lemon juice,rind and blueberries reserving a few for the decoration
step 3
transfer the mixture to the prepared tin and bake for 30 mins till it sets,
turn off the oven and leave the cake there for 30 mins
step 4
run a knife around the edge of the cheese cake and turn it out
step 5
decorate with reserved blueberries and serve warm.
I tried for the first time cheese cake and ice cream,i have tried ice candies before, friends please feel free to put down tips for both in the comment section, i feel i am still in the learning phase and my best teachers and guides are u guys my frens,..
cee u all soon,..:-)