It is a day for ice cream. Delia's home made rhubarb and ginger crumble ice cream. It's the first time I've tried making it. I don't have an ice cream maker and I didn't realise how easy it is to do by hand. We still have lots of rhubarb in the garden, so yesterday afternoon I picked one pound of it and got to work.
Double cream, sugar, lemon juice and a ginger crumble mixture which you bake in the oven on a tray.
A few whiskings and freezings later, and it is ready...
It's just as well something turned out right yesterday, which was not my most enjoyable 24 hours as I:
* broke down quite spectacularly and waited road-side for nearly two hours to be towed to a garage, missing a work party which sounded very good
* crept in at about 8.30pm, hot and tired, heading for the shower when I got a message to say that the deadline that I thought was on Monday, had moved to yesterday. Magazine would be going to the printers this morning! So, a strong cup of coffee and up until midnight signing off pages
* up early, cycled to garage with car keys, mud guard fell off bicycle on way home
* decided to cheer myself up by hanging new roman blind in bathroom. Dropped the blind, caught a glass with the edge, smashed it and stood on the pieces in bare feet...
I am now going to sit in the garden where I can do no more damage...and I shall eat that dish of ice cream...
Fenland Lottie mentioned this ice cream on her lovely blog which is how I got the idea, so thank you so much. It was a great idea and a lovely post.