Thursday, 4 February 2010
This was going to be Nectarine Sorbet, as I had some overripe nectarines that needed using - but when I went to cut them up I realized I'd waited too long and they had lost most of their taste. In the freezer I had some frozen mixed berries, so I used them instead.
Put 225 g sugar in a saucepan and add 150 ml water. Heat gently until sugar has dissolved.
When sugar has dissolved, increase heat and boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat and allow to cool. (I forgot to boil the sugar and it worked out fine - although it took ages to freeze, so maybe this was why.)
Puree or blend about 450 g fruit and then seive to remove any seeds. Stir fruit into the cooled sugar.
I heated frozen mixed berries in a pan, mashed them up and then pushed them through a seive.
Make in an ice cream maker. I stood my sugar/fruit mixture in the freezer for a couple of hours to make sure it was totally cold, and then churned it in the ice cream maker. It wouldn't freeze convincingly, but after a night in the freezer it was perfect - not too soft, not too hard.
225 g granulated sugar
150 ml water
450 g fruit