Wednesday, 29 December 2010

They Keep on Coming...

The left overs, that is. This time, ice cream made from a pint of double cream and a tub of custard that never got used, combined with a jar of the clementine curd.

Topped with a wonderful hot sauce made from left over Christmas pud fried in left over brandy butter... another inspired idea from Nigel Slater.

The only slightly worrying thing was the green tinge to the ice cream. I thought it might perk it up a little to add an orange flavoured liqueur to the mix. However in the absence of anything as sophisticated as Grande Marnier or Cointreau in my drinks cupboard, I resorted to some Blue Curacao that was lurking in the back. I hadn't banked on it being quite so luminous. Combined with the soft orange colour of the clementine curd it did produce a strange shade of green. But the lights were low and I don't think anyone else noticed!

22 comments:

  1. Oh, and yet agaon your leftoveres sound better than my dinner!

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  2. You are so resourceful. I just cut up some leftovers and gave them to my son to take away with him. that was one way of getting rid of them - the leftovers I mean!

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  3. It's nice to know that someone else, apart from me, resorts to adding unusual things to recipes! Bet it tastes fantastic.

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  4. Did it turn your tongue green? That's always the best bit about coloured food, one day I'll grow up.... but not for another day or so!!!!

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  5. I LOVED Nigel Slater's plan with the broken-up pudding. I remain dubious about brandy butter.

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  6. runs to dog out Nigel...think I've got a couple of paperbacks somewhere.

    Can't stand waste!

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  7. Glow-in-the-dark ice cream! I think you might be on the cusp of a new trend!

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  8. It looks just fine to me and I bet it tastes absolutely gorgeous!
    Vivienne x

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  9. It's the flavour that counts Gina though luminous icecream sounds quite festive to me! Nigel Slater is full of great ideas. I did so much shopping a week ago that I only spent £23 today!! My husband started cutting down on calories immediately after Boxing Day so I froze what I could and am stoically munching my way through the rest. I do miss having hungry teenagers to eat things up for me!

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  10. that pud looks amazing - i have some left over so might give it a go!
    xx

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  11. That pudding looks set to be an annual winner.

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  12. Turkey curry buffet and blue soup, well, ice cream. Bridget would be proud.

    Seriously though this looks absolutely delicious.

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  13. It's gone GREEN! (I think we watch too much Blackadder...)

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  14. Oh, my! Mmmmmm! I think I gained 5 pounds just reading about this! It looks delish.

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  15. I too have piled on weight just looking at your last two posts! Am looking forward to tonight's dramatisation of Nigel Slater's childhood. :O)))))) Happy New Year to you and yours.

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  16. Gina, I have just seen the belated present you made. Would you be willing to explain the technique you used to get all those vibrant colours together?
    Love the shape of the initial.
    Catherine

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  17. It could be a Bridgett Jones special...remember the blue soup!
    Looks yummy.

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  18. That looks lovely - am looking forward to watching the Nigel Slater programme - have recorded it. Happy new Year x

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  19. I agree with Val - your leftovers are so appetising! Hope you and yours have a wonderful New Year. :) x

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  20. Looks delicious to me!

    Wishing you and yours a Happy New Year!

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  21. Happy new year to you Gina
    Carolyn x

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