the gelato that wasn’t

I was going to blog about Earl Grey Gelato today, but the gelato was a complete failure. The only recipe I could find was from Cooking Light, so I was suspicious to begin with, but I did not anticipate such an utter disaster. The mixture simply would NOT firm up, and after nearly an hour it was still a soupy mess. I threw it away, but not before Peter scooped some up in a container and stuck it into the freezer. That came out like ice milk, sort of, and though I’m still disappointed in it, Peter kind of likes it. Well, anyway, here’s a photo of olallieberry crumble that I did not make but did help devour:
It was delicious, and it made it feel like summer! Are you drooling, Rachael? For those of you who don’t know, Rachael is pretty obsessed with olallieberries. And Rachael, the Avila Valley Barn is open now!

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7 Responses to the gelato that wasn’t

  1. Rachael says:

    I’ll be there Monday! Part of my flying trip…. Oh, enabler, you….

  2. Naria says:

    Here’s an Earl Grey Ice Cream Recipe that I know works.
    Steep your tea (about 8 bags worth) with 3 cups of cream and 1 cup of whole milk, (bring it up to a simmer and then let it rest 15 minutes, repeat if the flavor isn’t strong enough for you).
    Temper in about 10 egg yolks and a 3/4 cup of sugar. (Whisk a small amount of the hot cream into the yolks and sugar and then whisk that into the pot of cream).
    Cook the custard base over low heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture coats the back of your wooden spoon or heatproof spatula.
    Strain and chill the custard, and then spin it in your machine!

  3. Stella says:

    Hi Mariko, yes, your brother offered his help so I feel confident I’ll get this program running. Thanks!!! (Don’t beat him up.)

  4. claudia says:

    So what does an olallieberry actually taste like?

  5. Jennifer says:

    Anna Olson (a magnificent pastry chef in Ontario, Canada) has a recipe for Jasmine Tea pudding that is great — I think you could use Earl Grey tea as a sub…and it would be delicious, too.

  6. JStrizzy says:

    I’ve got a recipe too, but it’s at home so I’ll send it to you later. I used a recipe for green tea ice cream from a Williams-Sonoma cookbook, but substituted earl grey since I like it better. Soooo good I can’t wait to make it again (after all the other flavors I want to try, of course).

  7. What’s this? I don’t understand very well, sorry 🙁

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