Monday, July 6, 2009
Chocolate & Hungry Monkey Sherbet
Have you tried living near your parents?
OK, we all love our parents very much, but I am sure that some of us have experienced the usual...
- non stop nagging
- unsolicited advice
- surprise visits, just in time when your flat is at its dirtiest and messiest state
we know that all of the above came outta love, but sometimes it could be a bit...ehm...too much, no?
However, it's not all bad...there are so many perks of living near the parents, such as...
- asking them to receive deliveries for us when we're at work
- more food
- and we shall never go out of food
SC's parents live nearby and they have easy access to my flat. Thus, sometimes when I get home, I'd find some surprises, such as...
- a container of frozen curry beef shin in my freezer
- a bowl of jellyfish salad in my fridge
- a plate of fresh fruits on my kitchen counter
Indeed. This is also why I try to reciprocate, by trying to make them some delicious treats whenever possible. SC's mom loves loves loves chocolate (but then again, who doesn't?), so when I saw David Lebovitz' Chocolate Sherbet, I knew it would be the perfect treat for SC's mom.
Although the recipe sounds so easy, but knowing my inability to follow recipes properly, I fully expected a failure, and in case the said failure did happen, I'd just go for plan B, which was to bring a bottle of red wine over when showing up for dinner ^_^'
So, I gave it a go.
Look at the way I gave my sherbet an ice bath, it looked rather dangerous, didn't it? I should've put more ice and less water.
Amazingly, successfully followed a recipe this time! Yay! The chocolate sherbet turned out excellent! It was really rich, chocolatey and light at the same time. It quenches my thirst for chocolate, yet still refreshing enough for summer.
Visit David's blog for the recipe, find out how to make ice cream without a machine, and you'll also learn the differences between sorbet, sherbet and ice cream.
It was so good, SC's mom agreed to keep the whole container.
It was so good, I had to make another batch and decided to improvise by adding a couple of bananas SC's mom left on my kitchen counter the other day.
Hungry Monkey Sherbet
I simply added a couple of mashed bananas into the original recipe. Bananas and chocolate, they couldn't go wrong, could they?