Whilst looking for a different type of recipe to test the skills of my Kitchenaid mixer I came across a recipe for an Orange and Pineapple Cake in a Good Houskeeping Complete book of Cakes and pastries. The recipe called for glace pineapple cubes, which must have been available when the book was printed in 1981, but I could not find them. Instead I used fresh pineapple in the cake and dried pineapple on the top. It was very tasty. I shall make this again.
Monday, 10 February 2014
I made a mango sorbet using the Kitchen Aid ice-creamer maker attachment. I used real fruit and liquidised it and then sieved it. The Kitchen Aid manual recipe only uses the juice to make a sorbet, but I notice that other ice-cream recipes use the fruit pulp. I decided to use the pulp as well as the juice. It was delicious. It only took ten minutes of mixing to produce a 'slushy' which I then froze into a sorbet. The result was a very flavourable dessert. What we didn't eat I froze for another day. Sadly the the next time it was served the flavour was not so strong. Lesson 6: Do not keep fruit sorbet too long as it loses its flavour.