Entries from Palmabella's Passions tagged with 'Frozen Desserts'

Chocolate-Coffee-Caramel Brownie Bombes

This week's recipe was really fun! I began with a bombe pan (like a muffin tin with 6 perfectly half round indentations), and oiled each sup with vegetable oil. Next, I "painted them" with two layers of melted chocolate...

Grilled Figs with Mascarpone Ice Cream

All I can say is, "Oh MY this was good!" Figs: Cut off stems and slice figs in half vertically. Sprinkle each fig with a little sugar and some fresh thyme. Brush olive oil on skin of figs. Grill...

Strawberry-Balsamic Ice Cream

Lots of ripe, luscious strawberries. What could I do? Strawberry Balsamic Ice Cream (recipe from Linda at Tender Crumb) makes approx 2 qts 1 1/4 lb fresh strawberries- rinsed, hulled, and sliced 3/4 c. sugar 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar...

Valentine's Dinner

We had a wonderful meal on Valentine's Day evening, and we also had fun preparing it together. The menu was grilled veal chops, baked mashed potatoes with gruyere and sage, and baked fennel. Sage-Gruyere Baked Mashed Potatoes: 4 large...

Persimmon Ice Cream and Cake

I LOVE persimmons! I am lucky to know someone with a huge persimmon tree who gives me persimmon pulp to freeze each year around the holidays. I realized I still had two tubs from last year in my freezer....

Sunday Slow Scoopers: Toasted Coconut Ice Cream

This week Deborah chose Toasted Coconut Ice Cream from the David Lebovitz ice cream bible, The Perfect Scoop. I love coconut, and the scent of toasted coconut filled the kitchen. This is a great ice cream. I decided to...

Sunday Slow Scoopers: LOTS of Ice Cream!

It's Sunday, and Chris' choice this week is chocolate. But there is no chocolate ice cream in my house. There IS, however, LOTS of Salted Butter Caramel ice cream in my freezer...6 batches so far for the party. That...

How Many Scoops?

Alas, I have no Green Apple and Sparkeling Cider Sorbet (Shannon's selection of the week) for me to scoop! My freezer is FULL of party food! Speaking of the party, I plan on serving Salted Butter Caramel ice cream...

Sunday Slow Scoopers: Crepes

Sandi's choice for this week was CREPES with our choice of filling. I found beautiful blackberries, so I decided on Cream Cheese Ice Cream with blackberries and blackberry puree. The cream cheese ice cream was perfect with the berries....

Sunday Slow Scoopers: Roquefort-Honey Ice Cream

I chose this week's flavor for a couple of reasons, and because I didn't think anyone else would. Several years ago in Cortona, I ordered pear-pecorino gelato at Osteria del Teatro, and loved it! The cheese and pears were...

Sunday Slow Scoopers: Lavender-Honey ice Cream

I was slightly distracted (baking something else) when I made my ice cream this week. I infused the honey with lavender, let it sit, finished packing (yes, we are soon on our way to LAX for our flight to...

Sunday Slow Scoopers: Cinnamon Ice cream

Kim's selection this week of Cinnamon Ice Cream from The Perfect Scoop is one of my favorite flavors so far! It is wonderful all by itself, but it is FABULOUS with an apple tart! I made two small apple...

Sunday Slow Scoopers:Peach Ice Cream

What says summer better than luscious fresh peaches? I decided to make a quick peach-almond tart to go with the ice cream. Peach-Almond Tart For pastry 1 stick (1/2 cup) plus 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 8 ounces (2 cups)...

Blueberries!

Lots and lots of blueberries. I had already made blueberry jam, so... We started the day with Blueberry French Toast with marscapone cream. and ended it with I didn't use a recipe. I threw everything I wanted to get rid...

Sunday Slow Scoopers Pina Colada Sherbet

This week, Terry chose a wonderful and creamy version of pina colada sherbet. This is a very simple and delicious recipe from David Lebovitz's The Perfect Scoop. It contains a fresh pineapple, and thai coconut milk. Light, creamy and...

All About Caramel Cake

If you want the caramel equivalent of a "death by chocolate" experience, this is the cake for you. In fact, this may be the BEST cake I have ever made! (chocoholics may disagree) I may have to make it...

Butterscotch Pecan Ice Cream

It is official for the Sunday Slow Scoopers to begin churning our weekly ice cream treats. Jerry chose a great flavor for us to try from David's Lebovitz's The Perfect Scoop. Already, changes are being made with additions, substitutions,...

Mango Sorbetto

Mango Sorbetto from The Perfect Scoop by David Lebovitz two large, ripe mangoes (2 pounds) 2/3 c. sugar 2/3 c. water 4 t. freshly squeezed lime juice 1 T (or a little more) dark rum pinch of salt Peel...

Anatomy of a Dinner Party

I am hosting an "over-the-top" dinner party in 9 days. Of course the planning has begun! Step 1: Plan menu and get organized! "Get organized" means a timeline, knowing what plates, glasses and serving pieces will be used for each...

Armed and Dangerous

I am armed with a dangerous new kitchen toy! We are transitioning this week from the "Sunday Slow Bakers" to the "Sunday Slow Scoopers"! Thanks, Sandi for the great logo! Of course I wanted to do a trial run... just...

Chocolate Semifreddo

This week the Sunday Slow Bakers made Nancy's selection of Chocolate-Tangerine Semifreddo from Gina DePalma's Dolce Italiano. (Page 192-193) It was delightful to not have to turn on the oven on this 115 degree day! I know I'm weird,...

A "Big Scoop"... of GELATO!

As I patiently wait for this year's return to Italy, and the weather at home gets warmer, I can't help but think about the warm days ahead in Tuscany and Umbria. When I think of hot days in Italy, then...