Tuesday, July 28, 2009

TWD: I Scream . . . .

And not for ice cream (but that's another story). Although I would gladly scream for just about any flavor.



This week's TWD offering was thoughtfully selected by Lynne of Café Lynnylu. Who doesn't love homemade ice cream, now?


While I like a good vanilla, I'm more of a flavor gal, myself. In fact, if I could duplicate Lemon Custard, I would be in heaven. So, when I was reading the Playing Around page and spotted nuts as an add-in, I naturally thought of Butter Pecan.



I substituted brown sugar for white in the custard recipe and, of course, prepared it my usual way, combining all ingredients and then heating to temperature. The custard was well chilled, having sat in the fridge for two days. Finally, Sunday evening, I was able to prepare the ice cream. I sauteed some chopped pecans in yummy butter, let them cool, then added them to the ice cream just before it was finished.



The first container disappeared before I could get the camera out. This morning I did the photo shoot before anyone else was up, because I just know that the second container of ice cream will be consumed in an instant.


I loved the basic custard base and the fact that it can be customized with any flavor. Great choice! Be sure and stop by the other TWD bakers to read about their variations. You can also find the recipe on Lyn's blog.

10 comments:

Nichi said...

so good you have to sneak to get a photo! too funny!

Megan said...

I'll bet the first container disappeared right about the time you finished cleaning up the dog from her encounter with the skunk!

Clivia said...

I did butter pecan too, but never thought to use brown sugar. I'll try that next time.
Glad you managed to get a few photos!

pinkstripes said...

Butter pecan ice cream sounds fabulous. I'll have to try it.

Tammy said...

love your variation!

Pamela said...

Oh...butter pecan!! What a great variation. I can understand why it was eaten so quickly. ;o)

Engineer Baker said...

Butter pecan sounds wonderful, especially with the brown sugar addition. So you didn't temper the eggs? You just mixed everything up and then cooked until it coated the spoon?

ostwestwind said...

Butter pecan flavour sounds divine

Ulrike @ Küchenlatein

Fit Chick said...

This sounds so good! Nice job with the butter pecan, will try that next time.

Lynnylu said...

I love butter pecan, too. We ate ours up pretty quickly, too. Glad you could get a photo in before the demolishment. Thanks for making Dorie's recipe with me.