Saturday, August 26, 2006

The Fox Testicle aka Orchid ice cream saga continues . .

ground mountain orchid root

The mastic I need for the Turkish Chewy Ice cream recipe came yesterday. A couple hours later I got a message from ebay saying that the woman I bought the sapel--the other important/hard to get ingredient has been banned and is no longer a registered user. I wonder if I should give up all hope of ever getting it and kiss my $20 good-bye.

Just incase, I ordered from another source.

I've also been hunting down recipes and here is what I have found:

Turkish Chewy Ice Cream
* 2 cups of double cream or whipping cream
* 2 cups of full fat milk
* 3/4 cup of sugar
* 2 teaspoons of salepi (level)
* 1/2 teaspoon of ground mastic (see below)

Grind the mastic: Mastic is usually sold in drops of resin which can stick to the mortar and pestle during grinding. To avoid, freeze mastic for 15 minutes before using and place it along with 1-2 tablespoons of the sugar in the mortar.

Grind with the pestle.

In a mixing bowl, beat 1/2 cup of the milk with the ground mastic (and sugar used to grind) until completely blended. Dissolve the salepi in 1/2 cup of cold milk. Warm the remaining 1 cup of milk in a saucepan over low heat. Beating at high speed, add the warm milk to the mastic mixture, then the dissolved salepi. Add remaining sugar and cream.

Transfer the mixture to a saucepan and boil over low heat for about 20 minutes, stirring frequently to prevent sticking and clumping. Remove from heat and set aside to cool to room temperature.

Toss into ice cream maker and follow instruction. . .

1 comment:

Ashraf said...

Where did you get the salepi?
what's available in the market is mixed with sugar and corn starch, not pure salepi.