Wednesday, March 5, 2014

sundae: buttermilk ice cream. lime curd. toasted almond poppyseed cake

how many times can justin bring sexy back, really?
because he continues to seriously do it right. to the point where it's annoying.
i have a love/hate relationship with the jimmy fallon/justin timberlake bromance.
they know how much the world is ahahaha-obsessed with them together.
they'll do some new video and i'll scoff at the complete not surprise.

and then they'll be good and talented and i'll laugh.
and then i'm galled, because ah! they got me again.

so dammit justin. with your pop songs and your dance moves and your confident swagger and your random roles in respectable films...
8 years later and you really do continue to bring sexy back.

but today, in my book, you are not #1 in sexy bringing.
this sundae is.

not a swanky getaway in a nice hotel kind of sexy.
more like, gourmet camping trip sexy. a nice fire going, stars and shit.
and a sundae in a mug.

the mish mosh: buttermilk ice cream. lime curd. toasted almond poppyseed cake cubes.

Buttermilk Ice Cream

2 cups heavy cream
1 1/4 cup sugar
8 egg yolks
2 cups buttermilk
2 tsp vanilla or 1/2 a vanilla bean, scraped and simmered with cream
pinch of salt

in a large heavy saucepan, combine the cream and 1 cup of sugar and bring to a simmer over medium heat. 
in a large bowl, whisk egg yolks and remaining 1/4 cup of sugar. 

remove cream mixture from heat and drizzle a small amount into the yolks slowly, whisking constantly to keep eggs from curdling. continue slowly adding more to warm the yolks well, and then pour back into the cream, whisking constantly. 
cook over low heat until the mixture thickens and coats the back of a spoon. pour through a fine mesh strainer, then whisk in the buttermilk, vanilla, and salt. press plastic on the top surface so a skin doesn't form and chill in the refrigerator, and then freeze according to your ice cream maker's directions. 

Lime Curd (recipe here)
Almond Poppyseed Pound Cake (recipe here)

sundae: pile all into a mug and do it right. 


  1. i feel like you are inside my head right now because this is all i ever want to eat ever, ever. almond + lime + buttermilk and also ice cream mashed with cake is good. [also have you had/made passionfruit & lemon curd? do.]

  2. oh my god no i have not, but i want passion fruit in every moment of my life, so..