250 ml fresh cream (or Lewis Road thickened cream if you want to go hard)
200 ml sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon of vanilla paste or essence
half a pack of Fresh As freeze dried blueberries
Simple As method:
whip the cream until thick
whip in the condensed milk and vanilla
stir in the blueberries
That’s it folks. Put it in the freezer and 12 hours later you have the most amazing ice cream. The texture is smooth and perfect and the blueberries become a chewy candy like thing which makes the whole affair fantastic. I’ve added some pomegranate syrup over the top in the pic below just to add a little kick to the dessert.
In the U.S. you’ll often find flavored latte’s on offer at interesting cafes. I’ve had Hawaiian Black Sea Salt Latte’s, Lavender Latte’s and of course, dark chocolate and chili… so when I saw the Black Doris plum powder from Fresh As, I thought the rich flavour would go well with a long black straight up or steamed in the latte milk. Both worked a treat. Have a go for your self and see what you think.
1 & 1/2 cups flour
2/3 cup cocoa powder
3/4 cup coconut sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
a pinch of salt
1 & 3/4 cups buttermilk
2 generous tablespoons rice bran oil
1 tsp vanilla
2 tbsp Blue Frog Zesty Orange syrup
100 ml fresh cream
100 grams chopped dark chocolate
a pack of Fresh As Mandarin slices
Preheat your oven 160˚ C and line a lot tin with baking paper.
Mix all the dry ingredients well and then add the wet ingredients one by one stirring with a wooden spoon until well combined.
Pour into the lined loaf tin and back at 160˚ for 40 minutes or until your knife come out clean from poking into the middle of the cake. Allow 1 hour to cool
For the icing, finely chop the 100 grams of dark chocolate and set in a glass bowl. In a heavy bottomed sauce pan, bring the cream to a boil and pour over the chocolate. Allow it to sit for 4 minutes and then stir to create the ganache. Allow to cool for another 10 minutes stirring occasionally and then pour over the cake.
Add scrunched up bits of the mandarin to the top of the iced cake and then artfully place the rest of the whole pieces. Serve warm with coffee. Yum!