Timing is key when it comes to desserts. I did not quite get it right when serving this Apple Crème Fraîche Ice Cream as it was a tad too frozen. But with enough time out of the freezer it was perfect.
A few weeks ago Dave and I went to The Daily in Gordons Bay for espressi and croissants. After finding out what we wanted, the waitress went to clear a table before processing our order. Several minutes later I could see the other waitress start with the preparation for our coffee. She poured two glasses of water and placed these onto wooden boards, together with a biscuit. We asked our waitress where the croissant was and we were told it was coming. More than 5 minutes later the espressi arrived and we finished them and the biscuits and still there was no sign of the croissant. We asked the other lady to please cancel our order and she went to let the manager / owner know. I could see the look of displeasure on her face and the first thing she did was look at her watch.
She then walked into the kitchen and came to the table with the croissant on a plain white plate. She told us it had to be heated and 6 minutes was not too long a wait! Dave explained that we had asked for it several times and at no point were we told it was being heated up. We were not asked if we wanted it heated, and would have said no had we been asked. She was not well pleased and made it very clear. Dave asked for the bill and she stormed off. While she was in discussion with our waitress Dave took a R50 note out of his wallet. The manager came back, told him it was R36 and snatched the note and stormed off. At this stage I burst out laughing as that was the best reaction I could think of.
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Apple Crème Fraîche Ice Cream
- 250 g apple purée
- 250 g crème fraîche
- 100 g coconut sugar
- Place the apple purée and crème fraîche into a jug and whisk to combine
- Pour in the coconut sugar and mix in
- Cover and place into the fridge for 30 minutes
- Churn as per your ice cream machine manufacturer's' instructions
- Place into a freezer proof container and freeze for 4 hours
- Take out of the freezer 30 minutes before serving