Friday, April 17, 2009

Nutty Cashew Icecream to beat the heat with blueberry cheesecake

Its just mid april but DELHI is already hot and hot wind called loo has already started in the noon time,only thing which is pleasent here is morning and evening,so morning first thing i do when i wake up is to open the balcony door to feel the cool breeze,just like winters i will be facing summer after some 9 yrs,winters were fine last yr though i was scared as it was first winter for Advay just like this being his first summer,...but now i feel  i have to take more care of him in this weather,...when travelling with Advay i have to take special care that sun rays dont fall on him directly or he gets irritated and starts crying,he is not used to of the scrotching heat,...:-(
Now lunch is replaced by lassi,ice creahe  and other coolers,...i just dont feel like eating anything in the noon time,..i guess its the weather effect,:-),
coming to todays post i will be sharing recipe of Cashew and Orange Icecream and Blueberry cheesecake,..perfect for the weather right,..
while going through my icecream book i saw the recipe of Cashew Icecream as i had all the ingredient in my pantry i thought of giving it a try,..
serves 4 to 6
ingredient needed
4 egg yolks
6 tbsp sugar
1 tsp cornflour
300ml semi skimmed milk
300ml whipping cream
150 gm cashewnut chopped
15ml orange juice (i have used minute maid)
grated rind of orange
step 1
whisk together eggyolk,sugar and cornflour in a bowl till it is foamy
in a pan gently boil the milk and gradually whisk into egg mixture
return to the pan and cook over a gentle heat ,stirring constantly until smooth
pour back into the bowl ,cool and chill
step 2
heat the cream in saucepan ,when it boils stir in the chopped cashewnuts,leave to cool
process the nut cream in a food processor until it forms a fine paste.
step 3
stir in orange juice and grated orange rind into the chilled custard followed by addition of creamy cashew mix
step 4
pour the mixture into freezeproof container and freeze upto 6 hrs beating twice with a fork to break up the ice crystals.
Before serving decorate each portion with orange rind curl,i didnt do this because as soon as i took ice cream out of the freezer i started to digin ,...:-)
Cashew and orange icecream is off for My Favorite things Event hosted by Aquadaze and started by Bindiya ,theme this month is frozen dessert.
Cashew Icecream also goes to Lets go nuts Cashewnuts event hosted this month by Poornima of Tasty treats and started by Aquadaze.
Next day i enjoyed the icecream with blueberry cheesecake ,...mmmm combo was yummy,
....this i how i prepared
Baked Blueberry Cheesecake
175gm cottage cheese
150gm natural yogurt
15ml all purpose flour
25gm sugar
1 egg
1 egg white
200gm fresh or frozen and thawed blueberries
finely grated rind and juice of half lemon
step 1
preheat the oven to 180 degree C/350 degree F/gas 4
lightly grease shallow round cake with baking parchment
step 2
place the cottage cheese in a food porcessor and process until smooth
place in a bowl and add yogurt,flour,sugar,egg and egg white and mix
add the lemon juice,rind and blueberries reserving a few for the decoration
step 3
transfer the mixture to the prepared tin and bake for 30 mins till it sets,
turn off the oven and leave the cake there for 30 mins
step 4
run a knife around the edge of the cheese cake and turn it out
step 5
decorate with reserved blueberries and serve warm.
I tried for the first time cheese cake and ice cream,i have tried ice candies before, friends please feel free to put down tips for both in the comment section, i feel i am still in the learning phase and my best teachers and guides are u guys my frens,..
cee u all soon,..:-)


Unknown said...

so tempting priyanka..will try the ice cream soon..

Sharmila said...

Never tried making ice cream ... good ones Priyanka! :-)

lubnakarim06 said...

Wow cashew nut icecream with orange sounds yum....cheesecake looks scrummy....The wind is hot here too dear...For the first time in three years i found bangalore to be similar to Andhra...

Shama Nagarajan said...

am drooling over it dear.....

Asha said...

Looks great girl, our temp this weekend will be hot too. Could use this as well! :)

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Ice cream looks ceamy creamy and indeed nutty too :) lol... I have never added cashews to ice creams gotts try this...

Uma said...

looks so good and yummy!

Cham said...

Our week will be hot too! Looks tasty the cheese cake.

Deepthi Shankar said...

I know, Delhi must be really really hot .. nice ice cream

A_and_N said...

i've never tried cheesecake with cottage before. the typical choice is either cream cheese or mascarpone. But it still look good from a textural standpoint. Nice one :)

Unknown said...

Ah! You made the cheesecake at home!! Great going gal..

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

wow cashew icecream sounds wonderful. and cheesecake looks great.

suvi said...

lovely cheesecake recipe, i always make mine with cream cheese - your version sounds yum!

Thanks for sharing the ice cream with the event :)

Unknown said...

oooohhhh i feel that ice cream is melting in my mouth looks so yuuuuummmm and look at that cheese cake mmmmmmm mouthwatering Tc dear

Sujatha said...

cashews and oranges sounds like an interesting combo! Never tried this flavor.. nice!

SpicyTasty said...

That looks inviting. Yummy yumm.

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EC said...

I had cashew icecream at baskin robbins twice and loved it..planning to start making icecreams soon..nice combination

vandana rajesh said...

The ice cream looks gr8. The heat here in Andhra is getting on to me. Can't resist a scoop of my fav ice cream after lunch or then some juice with an ice cube.

Meera said...

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Lakshmi said...

ice cream and cheese cake looks lovely Pri..gotta try ice cream first as it is very hot here in Singapore ;)

Indian Khana said...

Now that's a perfect way to beat the cream looks so gud..I'm thinking of trying ice cream one of these days too but still not able to get the courage :(

Varsha Vipins said...

Hey Priyanka..loong r u?
That icecream looks super fab,bestest for Delhi heats..:)

Prajusha said...

icecream looks yummyand is perfect for this hot weather..nowadays here also very hot.
An award waiting for u in myblog.
pls chek it out.

Purva Desai said...

they both look apt for the sultry summer.......

Medhaa said...

sounds interestig, love the cheese cake

Pavithra Elangovan said...

Tempting priyanka..first time here.Nice blog .

Suparna said...

Hi Priyanka,
My first visit here.
Lovely recipes at ur hub :)
Wonderful tempting icecream with nuts indeed great to beat the heat in south Indian cities :)we normally get baked here, good to chill off with this icy stuff. Thanks for the recipe.
I'd love to come here more often.

chef and her kitchen said...

Looks like my first time here...Lovely icecream and cheesecake..yummy...

Pooh said...

gosh everyone seems to be making blueberry cheesecake, i really have to try some soon!