I was delighted to find ithis recipe in my Provencal cook book, as I had eaten a Lavender icecream in restaurant in Provence many years ago which was delicious. There they served it in a choux pastry puff with dark chocolate sauce and I have also served it that way. I altered the recipe by making a lavender caramel and then straining it as I didn't like the fuzzy bits in my mouth! In the original recipe you made a praline and crushed it. 3 oz castor sugar & 2 tablespoons cold water Put in small pan with about 1/4 - 1/2 oz. lavender flowers. Dissolve sugar and then cook to a caramel. Add 1/2 pint milk to this, then stir until caramel dissolves in milk. Leave to infuse for 1/2 hour or so. Meanwhile beat 4 egg yolks with 2 oz. castor sugar until thick and creamy, then strain the lavender milk onto this. Heat slowly, to make a custard which will coat back of wooden sppoon - don't boil of course. Leave to cool. Whip 1/2 pint double cream lightly, then fold into the cold custard. Freeze. People always love this although they cannot always pin down the flavour. Hope you enjoy it.
- 3 ounces superfine sugar
- 2 tablespoons water
- fresh lavender flower buds
- ⅖ pint milk
- 4 egg yolks
- 2 ounces superfine sugar
- ⅖ pint heavy cream
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