Thursday, January 19, 2006

No-post post

Busy, busy, busy.

Come back tomorrow.

Fuck, the phone's ringing AGAIN. Why...WHY must they torment me?

Fuck off.


Blogger Kim Ayres said...

Writing cartoon strips?

19 January, 2006 15:54  
Blogger Andraste said...

I wish! Work is busy, and the freelance just picked up.

Mo' money, mo' money, mo' money.

19 January, 2006 16:47  
Blogger mrshife said...

But tomorrow is Friday. Yeah!!!

19 January, 2006 22:01  
Blogger T. Leach said...

Did I read something in the Globe online about Guiness-flavored ice cream? Thought I saw a headline to that effect somewhere ... figured if anyone would know it'd be you.

20 January, 2006 08:47  
Blogger Andraste said...

Yes, at least three people have sent me the link!

Makes 1 quart

1/2 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
1 cup whole milk
1 cup heavy cream
2/3 cup Guinness stout
2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons molasses
4 egg yolks
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. In a medium saucepan, scrape in the vanilla bean seeds. Add the pod, milk, and cream. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Turn off the heat, cover the pan, and let the flavors infuse for 30 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan over medium-high heat, whisk together the stout and molasses. Bring to a boil and turn off heat.

3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk the yolks, sugar, and vanilla extract. Whisk in a few tablespoons of the hot cream mixture, then slowly whisk in another 1/4 cup of the cream. Add the remaining cream in a steady stream, whisking constantly. Pour the mixture back into the saucepan.

4. Stir the beer mixture into the cream mixture. Cook the custard over medium heat, stirring often with a wooden spoon, for 6 to 8 minutes or until the custard thickens enough to coat the back of the spoon.

5. Strain the mixture into a bowl and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight. Process the custard in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's instructions.

So...somebody has to send me an ice cream machine for my 40th birthday!

20 January, 2006 09:24  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

Friday! HUzzah.

20 January, 2006 10:44  
Blogger Binty McShae said...

Do you recommend that fizzy bottled Guinness or the 'draught in a can' variety? For the recipe, that is.

22 January, 2006 20:50  
Blogger Andraste said...

Dunno. Haven't tried the recipe yet. Can't imagine it makes much diference, though.

22 January, 2006 22:06  

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