Apricot Ice Cream spiked with Cinnamon & Chile
yield: just under a quart
1/2 c. sugar
2 c. milk
1/2 c. Apricot Jam (see Main Course...made enough for both)
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. chipotle chile powder
Beat eggs and sugar until thick and creamy.
In a small heavy saucepan over low to medium-low heat, add milk. Slowly bring milk just to a gentle simmer or until it begins to bubble around the edges. Remove from heat.
Gradually whisk scalded milk into egg mixture....a bit at a time at first to temper it. Pour it back into the saucepan. Over low heat, stirring constantly, heat until the custard mixture thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon (napé), approximately 7 to 10 minutes. Carefully stir in the warm jam, cinnamon, and chile powder. Take off heat and let cool ~1 hour.
Cover and transfer to refrigerator for a few hours. Transfer to ice cream maker and process according to manufacturer directions.
Once your ice cream maker has stopped, sandwich a thick layer of ice cream between two cookies recipe follows, wrap in plastic wrap and freeze until firm. Or simply eat it as is, or freeze for a firmer ice cream.
Chickpea and Apricot Thumbprint Cookies
yield: ~1 dozen lg. cookies
1 c. flour
1/2 c. chickpea flour*
1/4 c. sugar
4 oz. cold butter, cut into chunks
Apricot Jam (see Main Course...prepared big batch)
Preheat oven to 350° F. In a large bowl, mix together flours, sugar, salt and cinnamon. Work the butter in quickly with your fingertips to form a crumbly dough. Stir in eggs until mixture comes together.
Roll dough into balls the size of golfballs and set on a lined baking sheet. Press down in the center of the cookie with your thumb. Place ~1/2 tsp. Apricot Jam in the center of each.
Bake ~25-30 mins., until golden around edges. Let cool on rack. Eat as is or use for Ice Cream Sandwich cookies.
*to make Chickpea flour, I ground dried, unsoaked chickpeas in my food processor...adding just a few at a time...adding a few more as they started to turn to powder...until I had as much flour as I needed. Strain through a sieve to remove any large bits that may not have broken down.
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