lunes, 27 de septiembre de 2010

Mexican Surprise Ice Cream

I made this 3 layer Ice Cream for Mexican Independence Day celebrations
You can't imagine the flavor of avocado in an ice cream it's delicious, as well as mamey, a mexican fruit, both in combination with vanilla

Base for the ice cream:

1 can condensed milk
1 can evaporated milk
1/2 can regular milk (use the empty condensed can to measure regular milk
2 cans half and half or whipping cream(without sugar)

Divide this base in 3 parts:
For part one:
avocado....1 ripe avocado
For part two:
vanilla...... 2 tablespoons
For part three:
MAMEY.....1 ripe mamey
Mamey is a fruit, very similar to the avocado in appearance and consistency, it's sweeter and a peachcolor, it's delicious

Mix everything in the blender except for avocado, vanilla and mamey.
Divide mix in 3 parts.
Now blend the first part with the avocado, then the second part with the vanilla and the third part with the mamey.
I froze the first part, (green, of avocado), (4 to 6 hrs) then the vanilla part (4 to 6 hrs), and then the mamey part.
So when you cut the ice cream you can see the colors.
If you want you can add some color drops, I didn't, so they're a little too light.
2. Freeze. (depends on your freezer, I'll say 8 hours)
3. Enjoy!

Now you have a delicious ice cream to enjoy!

Flag Sables

I made this flag cookies for the independence day family gathering,
Everybody likes them hope you like them too!

1-1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/4 cup of sugar
pinch of
ground almonds
2egg yolks
Sugar Icing
1 cup of powder sugar with a few drops of
lemon juice
and a few drops of whole milk.
Divide preparation in 2 parts and add 1 drop of red food coloring to one part and then 1 drop of green food coloring to the other .

Grease several baking sheets with butter, and add line paper.
Stir flour, salt and sugar in medium size bowl
mix in almonds
Cut in butter until mixture resembles fine bread crumbs.
Add egg yolks and mix to form a soft dough.
Roll out dough on a floured surface, using a rectangle cookie cutter .
and cut out the figures.
Place slightly apart
Refrigerate unbaked for 30 minutes
Preheat oven to 350F,
Bake flag Sables for 15 to 20 min or until light brown.
Remove, when cool, decorate with a pipe and the colored sugar icing.