Mulberries, blueberries, smoked buttermilk ice cream

Mulberries, blueberries, smoked buttermilk ice cream

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Finding Fire
Serves
4

We have a mulberry tree in our garden, and each spring it bursts into life with deep purple fruit. Mulberries only ripen on the tree, so they must be enjoyed in the moment and their short season is over all too quickly. I pick them with my wife and our son who sits on my shoulders, enabling him to reach the prized berries from the higher branches. Most berries are devoured straight from the tree, our fingers and lips stained a rich crimson, but some make it to the restaurant, where they are rolled with blueberries and gently kissed by fire over the dying embers, then accompanied by a rich and refreshing smoked buttermilk ice cream.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
125g blueberries
20g caster (superfine) sugar
200g mulberries

For the ice cream base

Quantity Ingredient
400ml Smoked cream
1 vanilla pod, split
6 egg yolks
140g caster (superfine) sugar
600ml Buttermilk

Method

  1. 1. Prepare the ice cream base. In a saucepan, bring the cream to the boil with the vanilla pod. In a bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and sugar until pale, creamy and at ribbon stage (when the whisk is lifted from the bowl, the mixture will form thick ribbons). Continue whisking as you pour the boiling cream onto the egg and sugar mixture. Return to the pan and, stirring continuously with a wooden spoon, cook over a very gentle heat until the mixture thickens enough to coat the back of the spoon and reaches a temperature of 76°C (170°F).
  2. 2. Pass the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into a clean bowl, allow to cool then chill.
  3. 3. Meanwhile, prepare your embers.
  4. 4. Once the ice cream base is completely chilled, stir in the buttermilk and transfer to an ice cream machine to churn until set.
  5. 5. Roll the blueberries in the sugar, allowing them just a light dusting, then remove.
  6. 6. Carefully place the mulberries and the blueberries in a fine-mesh sieve and grill over the embers for 1–2 minutes until the fruit is just on the point of bursting.
  7. 7. Remove the berries and serve immediately over the ice cream.
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