Elsie Hogfat

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Satsuma Plum Ice Cream.  Foragers.  Saturday 21st of January.

(imagined, from a dessert)… Apricot, Poppyseed and Cardomon Icecream


Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

Another ice cream combination for The Buttered Goose.

Four ingredients;

blueberries (slightly squashed with a fork)

philladelphia-style cheese (which can be made at home if you want to make your own organic and fresh version)



Note: This would work really well on a paddlepop in a mould

Hazelnut & Lavender Ice Cream

Here is another delicious Mr Snowie creation.

Cream: 600ml of Bannister Downs whipping cream

Hazelnuts: lagom (it’s Swedish for enough)… seriously I don’t know how many hazelnuts, maybe a handful or two.

You can soak these overnight and reduce their phytic acid content.  I do.

Then these were strained, and toasted in a pan with a big pat of butter.   In a mortar and pestle, I break up the nuts a bit, so they’re odd shapes and sizes but not crushed.

Lavender: big handful picked fresh from the garden and smashed in a mortar and pestle

Egg: 4 -6 eggs (yolks only) and raw, so you will need to mention this in case there anyone is pregnant and avoiding raw eggs

Other: Vanilla and a splash of cointreu

Sweetening: You could use a tablespoon or two, or three of sugar.

I use a tablespoon of  “Just Like Sugar” (chicory) which I mix with citrus juice, in this case half a tangello

Mr Snowie the ice-cream maker does the rest.  This was good.  As good as the persimmon ice cream.

Everyone loved this but it didn’t beat the truffle ice cream.

Nothing ever will.

Persimmon Ice Cream

Ingredients:  Cream, Persimmon, Egg Yolk, Vanilla.  Such a fine colour!

One single ripe persimmon including skin, finely chopped and whizzzied with 200 ml  cream, 3 fresh raw free range egg yolks.  Vanilla paste.  No sugar.

Probably 3/4 serves.   Next time I’ll make for 8 people – and use 8 egg yolks and 2 large or 3 small fruit and 500 ml cream.

Mr Snowie’s Truffle Ice Cream.

And here is the beater…

Allow me.

Sometimes accidents happen…

Oops.  I seem to have spilled some of the truffle ice cream mixture.  Luckily it seems to have landed on a plate.   Whatever will I do?

Surely that would be wrong…

No?  Not wrong?

I see…

The right tool for the job.

Truffle, meet Knife.

37 grams of black gold.  Isn’t it beautiful.  It comes from this wonderful place.

Truffle, meet Knife.

The first slice.  This creature smells amazing.  I want to eat it.

Chocolate?  Liver?  Blue coal?