Another blog that I recently got addicted to, because of its deadpan but spoton humor, is A Lil Fat Monkey. One of the few food blogs, if not the ONLY one, that takes on a comic format, it is absolutely hilarious. I owe the man a debt of gratitude, for designing a very cute logo for me, AND for propelling me into the world of high class cosmetics.... (not that I use them, and I have kept this fact conveniently hushed from the wife). Alas, he updates his blog with the regularity of a lady's ahem.... yeah, about once a month.... okaylah, maybe twice...
Ever since the February Daring Baker's Challenge, which required making home made ice cream, I have rekindled the flame, ..or should I say, I've refrozen the ice, for making homemade ice cream. With haagen daz at RM31 a tub, (it used to be RM17 or so when they first appeared on our 3rd world shores), it makes sense to explore making your own.
After I started churning again, my mother suggested I try making Grapefruit and Orange Sorbet, which she tried in Oz recently.
Anyway, I tried this recipe, and its not bad. Omit the zest if you dont like that bitter taste mingling with the tangy juice.
2 cups of grapefruit juice - 500ml (I did the math, its cheaper to buy fresh grapefruit at RM2 each, rather than buy a carton of juice at RM23 /litre)
1 cup orange juice
1/2 cup lemon juice
Zest from 2 grapefruit and one orange
1 cup sugar
Boil part of the mixture with the sugar, to dissolve the sugar...perhaps 1 cups of juice...
Cool in fridge
Use ice cream maker and follow instructions, or, freeze for about 6 hours, then blend or use electric beaters to break up the ice crystals, and freeze again. What the ice cream maker does is freeze it while breaking up the ice crystals, hence obviating the need for using a blender later on.
Highly refreshing, but a tad bitter, so I might omit the grapefruit zest the next time. Possibly it could have been the pith that made it bitter as well...but there was very little pith.