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Thursday 30 April 2015

How Do I Love Thee, Eggless Nutella-Banana Ice Cream (No Churn)

I scream... You scream....We all scream for heart emoticon Made Nutella-Banana Ice Cream!!!! tongue emoticon
Made some time ago...------> It's Eggless Nutella-Banana Ice cream (no additional sugar added), made of Nutella, Dark Chocolate, Rice Milk, Whipped Cream & Beautiful Bananas ...with roughly chopped Cashew Nuts,... individually served in white chocolate cup, created from Cup Cake Cases & melted White Chocolate....decorated w/ Raspberries, Mint sprigs & Dark Chocolate Ganache...and s/w Cappuccino Wafer Rolls, whipped cream and a sprig of mint.
275 g Rice Milk or Almond Milk
3 beautiful Bananas
180 g Nutella
125 g Dark Chocolate, melt
1 teaspoon Brandy or Whaler's Vanilla rum
*150 ml whipping cream or double cream

To make Nutella Banana Ice-cream:
  • Scald the milk, then remove from the heat. 
  • In a small saucepan, with low heat, melt dark chocolate, then remove from the heat. Add in the Nutella and stir until smooth. 
  • Blend a little bit of milk with banana in a blender until thick and smooth. 
  • Slowly whisk in the Chocolate mixture...Stir in Vanilla rum... Mix well... 
  • * Whip the cream until thick but light and fold into the cooled mixture. 
  • Pour into a freezing tray or ice cream box and freeze. 
  • Remove from the freezer at least 5-10 minutes before serving.
Zoom-in for chocoholics!
Enjoy! ;)
White Chocolate Cups:
  • Coat the insides of 8 cup cake cases with 250 g melted white chocolate. 
  • Build up a thick coating by brushing on several layers, allowing one layer to dry before applying the next.
  • Remove the paper cases when the chocolate cups are firmly set.
  • Spoon a scoop of Nutella-Banana ice cream into each cup. 
  • Chill until serving

How Do I Love Thee?
Elizabeth Barrett Browning - How Do I Love Thee?From Classical Baby: The Poetry ShowHow Do I Love Thee?(Sonnet 43)by Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861)How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.I love thee to the depth and breadth and heightMy soul can reach, when feeling out of sightFor the ends of being and ideal grace.I love thee to the level of every day'sMost quiet need, by sun and candle-light.I love thee freely, as men strive for right.I love thee purely, as they turn from praise.I love thee with the passion put to useIn my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith.I love thee with a love I seemed to loseWith my lost saints. I love thee with the breath,Smiles, tears, of all my life; and, if God choose,I shall but love thee better after death.
Posted by Poetictouch on Friday, November 12, 2010
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Tuesday 14 April 2015

Granita di Caffè con Panna "Ti Amo"

I love making my own granitas with various flavours; such as Red Wine Granita, Strawberry & Chardonnay Granita, Rose Granita, Raspberry Granita, Plum Granita, Rambutan Granita, Roselle Granita and a classic Coffee Granita, Sicilian style! I really enjoy mixing those lovely ingredients, available in the kitchen e.g. Thai herbs & spices, red wine, white wine, rose, strong coffee, earl grey, honey as well as seasonal fruits. 
A syrup with a rich flavor is essential to make tasteful granita with a perfect combination of fruit juice, fruit puree, or wine is used with, or instead of, water. Herbs and spices can give crunchy ices interesting flavour twists, while aromatic teas such as jasmine or earl grey can be used to make refreshing light granitas. My most favourite of all is strong and sweet espresso coffee granita (Granita di Caffè), serve with fresh whipped cream, Sicilian style!
Espresso Granita , Sicilian style (Granita di Caffè con Panna)
...made y'day for my own pleasure! ...I sometimes substitute caramel sugar with homemade ginger syrup which gives a pleasantly delightful taste and exotic yet well-married blend to my taste bud & tummy! :)
...Granite (plural for granita) are the quintessential Sicilian breakfast, especially in summertime....and my most fav. of all is strong yet sweet Espresso Granita, s/w whipped cream (Panna Montata) and a freshly-baked (traditional) round (dinner rolls-sized) brioche (a.k.a Panino al latte), with a little extra ball of dough on the top & a hint of orange...hmmmm
another yum-mi-li-cious idea for coffee lovers:
it's layered espresso granita with bigger portion !!!
Granita di Caffè (from Rosemary and Bitter Oranges, by Patrizia Chen):
4 cups Strong Coffee
1 cup hot water
Caster sugar or Caramel Coffee sugar (measurement as per your taste)
2 cups Heavy Cream or whipping cream
  • Combine coffee and water, stirring until the sugar has completely dissolved. Pour the coffee mixture into a stainless steel container. Freeze for about 30 minutes, or until firm. 
  • Remove from the freezer, using fork to crush the ice crystals. Return to the freezer; Repeat this process several times, until the mixture is sorbet-like in small crystals. (The mixture can be frozen and scrapped off in crystals when it is served.) 
  • Whip the cream until soft peak form. 
  • Scrap the coffee granita into crystals and spoon them into the chilled glasses. 
  • Serve with whipped cream and dust with a pinch of cinnamon powder on top, if desired.

Portions of granita should be modest, so small glasses are ideal. 
Chill serving glasses in advance. 
If possible, frost them in the freezer. 
Granita di Caffè con Panna (crème chantilly) 
and Sicilian's Lemon & Orange Bread are Match Made in Heaven!!!

Listening to the God Father’s Sicilian love songs as background music, 
with sepia flashback of Michael (Al Pacino), wandering around with his Sicilian bodyguards 
and found the love of his life, Apollonia hmmmm what else would one ask for?....:)
"I think you got hit by the thunderbolt!!!"
In Napoli or Sicily! ;) where love is king, when boy meets girl... here's what they say... 
When the moon hits your eyes, like a big pizza pie, that’s Amore. When the World seems to shine, 
like you've had too much wine, that's Amore!!!

Did you know ... that today is International Moment of Laughter Day?
The objective of this day is to get people to laugh, and to laugh more often.
To celebrate this special day, simply tell jokes or do funny things that cause people to laugh.
Not a smile, but pure, whole-hearted laughter!
...Oh how I love it...and so do my niece & nephew! kiki emoticon

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