I’ve been pretty remiss with regard to posting the past week or so. I actually took time out away from the computer while my sister was here on a visit. It was good not to be sitting staring at the computer screen and we managed to get a few little jobs done too!
Claire gave me a hand with painting and giving new life to our garden furniture! Doesn’t it look well? We decided to go a bit ‘arty’ with the colour scheme! What do you think?
But back to the recipe… this came from Cannelle et Vanille.
There were two main reasons I decided to try this recipe – my raspberry fence is thriving so I have lots of red and golden raspberries, and, secondly, my coriander plant has gone to seed so it was a good excuse to harvest the seed!
Looking at the finished article I guess it would have looked better using the red raspberries! For the truly remarkable photographs of the process you will have to visit Cannelle et Vanille – I am not even going to try to compete! 🙂
Firstly make your raspberry sauce. Put 250 g raspberries and 150 g of cane sugar in a saucepan and heat until thick – about 5 mins. Chill for 1 hour.
- 2 tablespoons coriander seeds
- 185 ml whole milk
- 225 g cream cheese
- 225 g creme fraiche
- 125 g, plus 1 tblsp, caster sugar
In a small frying pan toast the coriander seeds over medium heat until fragrant (they make a lovely popping sound!). Coarsely crush them – don’t turn them into a fine powder.
Combine the coriander and milk in a small saucepan. Bring to a light simmer, turn off the heat, and let the mixture steep for 10 minutes. Strain and discard the seeds.
In a food processor, pulse the cream cheese, creme fraiche, sugar and milk until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and chill for at least 1 hour.
If you have an icecream maker this next part is easy. I don’t. So I went through the part of taking the icecream out and whisking it a couple of times!
On last whisking add in half the raspberry sauce. Freeze until solid.
Save the rest of the sauce to serve as a topping on the icecream. It is delicious and was a big success!