Confit date ice-cream

Confit date ice-cream

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Moorish
Serves
8
Photographer
Mark Roper

A luscious toffee-ish ice-cream, with little bits of chewy date folded through for textural interest.

Date confit

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
125ml water
125g caster sugar
250g fresh dates, pitted
100ml kahlua

Ice cream

Quantity Ingredient
8 egg yolks
100ml water
100g liquid glucose
50g caster sugar
1 litre thickened cream

Method

  1. To make the date confit, put the water and sugar in a saucepan and bring to the boil until the sugar dissolves. Add the dates and Kahlua and stir well. Cover the surface with a circle of greaseproof paper to keep the dates submerged and to stop a skin from forming during cooking. Bring the mixture back to the boil, lower the heat and simmer gently for 10 minutes until the dates are meltingly soft but not mushy. Remove the pan from the heat and allow to cool. When cold, remove the dates from the syrup, which you need to keep until later. Remove the skins, chop the dates roughly and sit them in a sieve to drain off the excess liquid.
  2. To make the ice-cream, whisk the egg yolks in an electric mixer until they are light and fluffy. Put the water, glucose and sugar into a saucepan and bring to the boil, then pour onto the egg yolks, whisking slowly as you go. Add the cream and turn off the beaters. Allow the mixture to cool completely, then pour into an ice-cream machine and churn according to the manufacturer’s instructions. At the end of the freezing process, just before it gets too stiff to churn any further, tip in the date confit and allow the paddle to swirl it briefly through the ice-cream. Transfer to the freezer until ready to serve.
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