BOOKS: Culinary Bible for Fans of the Frozen Delicacy
Byline: FANTASTIC RECIPES FOR YOUR ICE-CREAM MAKER BY ELLEN KHARADE. PUBLISHED BY SIMPLY BETTER, pounds 6.99
I SCREAM, you scream, we all scream for icecream.
If you don't share my love for ice-cream you probably shouldn't read any further.
But if you are a real fiend for the frozen delicacy, Fantastic Recipes for your Ice-cream Maker may well become your culinary Bible.
The history of ice-cream goes back a long way, possibly to around 200 BC in China.
According to legend, Marco Polo saw icecream being made on his Far Eastern travels and brought the recipe back to Italy with him.
The Cavalier King Charles threatened his ice-cream maker with worse than a Roundhead's fate if he divulged his secret Royal recipe.
Ice-cream is the all-time favourite dessert and it need not necessarily be too calorie laden.
Ellen Kharade's new book covers the whole rippling range from skinny sorbet to mouthwatering mocha.
The fruit-based sorbets and granitas make for a refreshing dessert, everything from pear and cranberry to the more usual citrus flavours and the fabulously fragrant lavender sorbet.
There are even a couple of savoury sorbets to cleanse the palate like cucumber and mint and tomato and basil. …