Crème Brûlée ice cream

25/01/2012 at 14:59

Crème Brûlee – this fantastic dessert, with its rich (typically vanilla-) custard and crisp layer of burnt caramelised sugar, has a special place in my heart. Also known as Crema Catalana or Burnt Cream, its exact origins (France? Spain? England?) have become lost in time. The first known recipe, however, dates back all the way to 17th century France.   Like many ice […]

Cotton Candy sorbet

09/01/2012 at 10:21

Can the popular spun sugar treat really make it as (part of) a cold dessert? This is a question I have asked myself ever since I had a scoop of “cotton candy ice cream” in a restaurant a while ago.   As I remember it, that scoop came with a glaringly artificial colour, but there was actually something in the texture that (vaguely) suggested that a portion of cotton candy […]