Yes, we never get bored of The Mansion. But you know that already. How can you with a sweet creature like this?
The highlight of the day was the peach ice cream from David’s new book The Perfect Scoop. I bought the book almost a month ago and finally got around to trying recipes after weeks of salivating. Numerous blogs have praised it and I am not going to say anything different.
It is the most comprehensive ice-cream+sorbet+granita book ever. There are over 150 recipes. Some of them are the classic unforgettable tastes with David’s touch and some involve pairings that I never would have imagined together in an ice cream. I am also enjoying the anecdotes David included at the beginning of almost every recipe.
Information about ingredients, techniques as well as equipment are very helpful. The recipes are very easy to follow. The only difficult part is which one to choose! Once I entered the supermarket, it was quite obvious for me tough. Season’s largest and ripest peaches were staring at me… On top of David’s recipe, I added a raspberry swirl. I guess now we can call it a Peach Melba ice cream.
I also tried another recipe (gelato this time), ate nearly half of it before freezing and went to heaven. But more on that later…
Ralph was very happy this weekend to see his cousin Bugsy. Even tough they know each other for almost 13 years, they still perform a meeting ritual every time they see each other. It involves standing next to each other in opposite directions and sniffing you know where for hours. Casual growls here and there… and then it’s back to normal.
For afternoon tea, we had homemade sour cherry jam with a selection cheeses and my favorite Turkish baked good: Simit.
Simit is a savory roll with sesame seeds on top. The texture and taste is closest to a bagel. I’ve got to try baking it at home and share the recipe with you…
It is often sold by street vendors who either have a simit trolley or a humongous tray full of simits on their head.