Saffron, Honey and Ricotta ice cream .@HaughtonHoney

 

 

haughton ice cream

This Saffron, Honey and Ricotta ice cream isn’t too sweet – perfect for after a big meal

Ricotta adds an interesting texture here, and the saffron makes it wonderfully fragrant.

Serves 6

500ml/17 fl oz whole milk

1 tsp of saffron threads

5 egg yolks

200g/7oz sugar

250ml/8½ fl oz double cream

500g/1lb 2oz ricotta

2 tbsp honey, plus extra to serve

2 handfuls of toasted pine nuts, to serve

Bring the milk and saffron to a simmer and keep warm.

In a large bowl, combine the yolks and sugar and beat until pale.

Add half the warm milk to the egg mixture and whisk again until combined. Pour the mix into the saucepan along with the remaining warm milk. Cook over a low heat, stirring constantly until the mixture thickens into a custard and coats the back of a wooden spoon. Remove from the heat and whisk in the double cream, followed by the ricotta and the honey, until blended.

Churn in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Serve sprinkled with toasted pine nuts and a little extra honey.

Lady’s Smock for the Orange Tip butterfly! @HaughtonHoney

haughton smock alley

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Walk around areas that are marshy or marginal at the moment and you’ll likely come across this fragile, pale lilac flower on your travels. It’s called Lady’s Smock and loves slighly damper ground. A lesser known fact is that it’s also a food plant for the Orange Tip butterfly!