Apricot earl grey tea ice cream

Yield: 1 Batch

Measure Ingredient
1 cup Dried apricots (about 6 oz.)
⅓ cup Granulated sugar
2 tablespoons Granulated sugar
1½ cup Whole milk
2 tablespoons Earl Grey tea leaves
1½ cup Heavy cream
1 pinch Salt
4 larges Egg yolks
1 tablespoon Apricot brandy or Cointreau

In a small heavy saucepan, combine the apricots, 2 tb. of the sugar and ⅔ c. water. Bring to a boil over moderate heat. Reduce heat to moderately low and simmer, uncovered, until apricots are tender, 10 to 12 minutes.

Transfer apricots and any remaining liquid to a food processor and puree until smooth, scraping down the sides of the bowl once or twice. Set aside.

In a heavy medium saucepan, combine milk and tea leaves. Warm over low heat until milk is hot. Remove from the heat; let steep for 5 minutes. Strain the milk through a fine-meshed strainer.

Return milk to the saucepan and add the heavy cream, remaining ⅓ c.

sugar and salt. Cook over moderate heat, stirring frequently with a wooden spoon, until sugar is completely dissolved and the mixture is hot, 5 to 6 minutes. Remove from the heat.

In a medium bowl, whisk egg yolks until blended. Gradually whisk in one- third of the hot cream in a thin stream, then whisk the mixture back into the remaining cream in the saucepan. Cook over moderately low heat, stirring constantly, until the custard lightly coats the back of the spoon, 5 to 7 minutes; do not let boil. Immediately remove from the heat and strain the custard into a medium bowl. Set the bowl in a larger bowl of ice and water. Let custard cool to room temperature, stirring occasionally. Whisk in the reserved apricot puree and the brandy until blended.

Cover and refrigerate until cold, at least 6 hours or overnight. Pour custard into an ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer's instructions.

From: linda.magee@... in rec.food.cooking Formatted by Cathy Harned Submitted By SAM WARING

<SAM.WARING@...> On WED, 01 NOV 1995 111946 GMT

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