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Showing posts from July, 2024

Cherry Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream

July is National Ice Cream Month and I'm joining some blogger friends for a virtual Ice Cream Social! I had a recipe chosen months ago but then the June/July issue of Taste of Home magazine came and the Cherry Ice Cream caught my eye. This is my first recipe that uses a cooked custard for the base and it comes together pretty easily. The thickened mixture is then put into a bowl and refrigerated overnight. Then you take the cold custard and add it to your ice cream maker. I have the KitchenAid attachment and after a brief panic of not being able to find the churner parts I had it set up and mixing. This recipe makes two quarts so you want to divide the custard into 2 batches. Cherries are added at the beginning of the churn and again at the end. This makes 2 quarts so I refrigerated the other half of the custard/cherry mixture while the first churned. In addition to the cherries called for in the recipe I added chocolate chunks during the last five minutes of processing. I always e

Grilled Naan Bread

N is for Naan! This year I'm participating in a bi weekly challenge with some blogging friends to post recipes using all of the letters in the alphabet.  It can feature a food that begins with the letter of the week or the recipe name can contain the week's letter. I've had my N recipe printed out for weeks and was equally dreading it and excited about it.  I still haven't completely conquered by fear of yeast but I'm getting there. This Grilled Naan from King Arthur Baking Company starts with making a sponge, which sounds more complicated than it is. In a large mixing bowl you combine flour, yeast and water and then cover it and let it sit for 4 hours. It will get bubbly and smell good.  I actually made mine in late afternoon to bake the next day so it sat out overnight, the recipe says it's okay to sit for up to 16 hours. Then you add some more flour, cream of tartar, salt, baking soda and yogurt and knead it until it becomes a smooth, soft dough. I l