So for the second part of this month's challenge, I decided to go with a recipe for Vanilla ice cream by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, as found here : http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/database/realvanillaicecream_14294.shtml
Unfortunately, this was an unmitigated disaster for the most part. The recipe called for a light sugar syrup to be whisked slowly into beaten egg yolks... However, either I cooked the syrup too high, or too long, left it to cool too long or not long enough... and anyway, the result was this :
The sugar syrup clumped, and gathered around the whisk, leaving me with runny yolks and sticky syrup, not the mousse like substance I was aiming for.
So, for today, I give up on this ice cream, and go in search of another. Tomorrow, I will try again.
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