Come warmer weather, I find myself eating ice cream for dinner about once a week. But it's winter now, and we get it, you're not exactly churning up a storm and you might even be thinking about putting the ice cream machine away for the season. Here are fifteen recipes to convince you otherwise.
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This cake is all about adding brightness and color to the dull winter months while celebrating one of the season's favorite citrus fruits: Meyer lemons.
In preparing this cake, I looked for a number of different ways to handle the persimmon topping. I tried sautéing in butter and brown sugar, roasting under a sheath of amber honey, and broiling and torching after sprinkling the halved fruit with sugar. Ultimately I thought the fresh, ripe flesh suffered under the heat, shriveling and losing the delicacy of its taste. A clean and straightforward arrangement with a drizzle of burnt caramel turned out to be the best way to showcase this seasonal fruit.
My favorite part about this cake was making the tangerine marmalade. Rather than rushing through the prep work, I turned off all extraneous sound and stood at the counter, calm, quiet, alone—a rare occurrence. I listened to the skin shyly parting from the fruit's flesh, inhaled.
This fine-crumbed cake is enhanced with a tangerine marmalade.
This is a simple and great version of a classic key lime pie. Since the ingredients are few, make each one count by using real, fresh key limes for a pure and tangy flavor.