Anyhow, it took all bloody night to sort it out and change all my passwords to ridiculous things I will never remember. Hence it's taken two hours for me to get into this Blogger account.
BUT . . . before I went to London I heard of this 'one ingredient ice cream' through the Food 52 blog. It sounded too good to be true so I tried it straight away. Here we go . . .
|Slice 6 bananas and freeze|
|Melt chocolate with 100ml cream, tsp vanilla|
|Leave to cool in fridge|
|Whizz frozen banana. Don't stop 'til smooth|
|Smooth & creamy|
|Mix with chocolate/meringue|
|Yummy easy 'ice-cream'|
I swear it's a bit of a miracle although it went through some odd stages before it became creamy. It took so long to reach the correct consistency that I thought it was going to un-freeze and become sloppy slime BUT suddenly there it was, frozen, smooth and quite delicious. We added the chocolate sauce because we wanted to know if it would work. And it did.
My only complaint is that I hoped it would be a soft scoop affair but no, it's solid as a rock once you've had it in the freezer but tempers up nicely without going slimy. Bloody marvellous. And I've just read a new comment on the Food 52 site which suggests adding a bit of vodka to keep it soft.
PS I passed the Shanghai today and the windows are covered in newspaper. This could mean that it's closed or it could mean they are re-decorating to bring it back to its former glory. I hope the latter is the case.