Tuesday, August 26, 2008

TWD: Chocolate-Banded Ice Cream Torte

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For this week's TWD we didn't have to make our own ice cream, but I just couldn't resist after Carla from Chocolate Moosey introduced me to the idea of making ice cream without a maker. Despite being extremely time consuming from the regular stirring required every half hour, it was a lot of fun. I guess it was totally worth seeing the custard slowly and I stress, slowly transform into luscious ice cream.

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I got quite the workout from vigourously whisking the mixture to ensure creaminess and preventing ice crystals from forming. At least I was able to make the most of the limited exercise I do though... right Adam? With such a soft ice cream, I decided to form them in muffin cups to avoid having to deal with the mess of cutting up slices. Although it was a lot of fun, I can't wait to get an ice cream maker... not that I didn't love doing it the old fashioned way!

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Thanks to Amy of Food, Family, and Fun for choosing this recipe, which can be found on her blog and in Dorie Greenspan's Baking: From my Home to Yours. Don't forget to checkout the TWD Blogroll!

23 comments:

  1. Cool idea. :) They look yummy.

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  2. homemade ice cream! bet they tasted great!

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  3. Wow, I can't believe you did that without a maker! You did a great job, Steph :)

    By the way, I can't join until I get the book. I've managed to order it online but I'm still waiting... *fidget, fidget*

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  4. Steph that idea with the cupcake pan is great. It makes everything more individualized, and who doesn't like having their 'own' special something?

    Haha I laughed at your ice cream exercise part... I just hope you switched arms once in awhile, ya know to even yourself out :)

    Thanks for compliment on my blog. I'm a computer clueless kid too, so I just used the templates I found on the internet. You can google search for some, and they give you instructions on how to download and install them.

    Just always, always save your site template first, so you can go back to "normal" if you mess it up.

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  5. Cupcake liners are a great idea, and I'm impressed you made the ice cream by hand - good work!

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  6. Great idea with the cupcakes! What kind of ice cream did you end up making? Yes it is a slow process, but mine hardened like normal "hard" ice cream. Glad to see you gave it a try! :D

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  7. Great idea making them like cupcakes! I'm so impressed you made ice cream by hand.

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  8. Wonderful idea, they look perfect! And you made your own ice cream by hand, excellent!

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  9. Awwwww, so cute! What a fun idea.

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  10. My goodness, you are brave doing that without the ice cream maker, but it makes them all the more special. They look delicious and I hope your family enjoys all your hard work. I just joined TWD, so I will be starting next week. It looks like so much fun!

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  11. Those ice cream treats look good!

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  12. I love the pattern the cupcake liner made on the ice cream!! Love it!

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  13. You are one smart cookie, aren't you. Why didn't I think of that? I wish you could save me one, they look heavenly.

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  14. How great is it that you made cupcakes! Very creative.

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  15. So cute and very creative! I love it!

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  16. Your minis are adorable and such a great idea- yum!

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  17. Your mini-tortes look so cute@

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  18. Wonderful idea and I am going to look up how to make ice cream without a maker. Your torte looks so delightful.

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  19. love the idea of doing them in muffin cups!

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  20. Very ambitious! I love the idea of the individual cups!

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