Toffee Crunch Ice-Cream Cake

This is an excellent summer dessert

Toffee Crunch Ice-Cream Cake
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Ingredients
  1. 1 1/4 cups crushed chocolate wafers
  2. 1/3 cup butter
  3. 2 qts. (2 L.) vanilla (or coffee) ice cream, softened
  4. 4 – 8 oz. skor chocolate bars, crushed
  5. 1 1/4 cups unsalted peanuts, coarsely chopped
Toffee sauce
  1. 1/2 cup butter
  2. 1 cup packed brown sugar
  3. 1/2 cup (125 ml) half & half cream
  4. 1 tsp. vanilla
Instructions
  1. To make cake: Grease a 9″x13″ pan or a 10″ springform pan. Combine wafer crumbs and butter and press into bottom of pan. Place in freezer for 15 minutes. Spread half of the ice cream over crust. Sprinkle with crushed skor bars and press into ice cream layer. Carefully spread remaining ice cream over crumbs. Sprinkle with peanuts and freeze for 2-3 hours. To make sauce: In a small saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Stir in brown sugar and cream. Cook and stir constantly over low heat until sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat ahd add vanilla. To serve: Remove cake from pan and cut into slices. Pour warm or cold toffee sauce over each serving.
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Chilled Lemon Souffle

This simple citrus soufflé is a refreshing finale for a big dinner and  serves 6-8.

Chilled Lemon Souffle
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Ingredients
  1. 1 Tbsp. unflavored gelatin (1 pkg.) 15mL
  2. 1/4 cup cold water 60mL
  3. 4 eggs, separated
  4. 1 cup sugar 250 mL
  5. 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice 125mL
  6. 1 1/2 Tbsp. grated lemon zest 22mL
  7. 1 cup whipping cream 250mL
Instructions
  1. Place gelatin in water and set aside to soften. In a heavy saucepan, over low heat, whisk the egg yolks until smooth. Whisk in the sugar, lemon juice and zest. Cook, stirring, until slightly thickened, about 10 minutes. Stir in softened gelatin and cook until dissolved, 1-2 minutes. Pour into large mixing bowl and allow to cool. Whip cream until soft peaks form, do not overbeat. Fold whipped cream into chilled lemon mixture until blended. Beat egg whites until stiff but not dry. Fold into lemon-cream mixture. Spoon mixture into a glass dish and refrigerate until set – about 2 hours.
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Pineapple, Rhubarb, Watermelon and Mango Sorbets

Sorbet is so simple to make – and the flavour is amazing

 

Pineapple, Rhubarb, Watermelon and Mango Sorbets
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Ingredients
Simple Syrup
  1. 1 1/2 cups water
  2. 1 1/2 cups berry sugar
Pineapple Sorbet
  1. 1 large whole pineapple, peeled and cored
  2. 2 cups simple syrup
  3. 2 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
Rhubarb Sorbet
  1. 5 cups diced rhubarb
  2. 1 1/4 cups simple syrup
  3. 2 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
Watermelon Sorbet
  1. 1/4 medium-sized watermelon, skin and seeds removed
  2. 1 cup simple syrup
  3. 3 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
Mango Sorbet
  1. 3 ripe mangoes, peeled
  2. 1/2 cup simple syrup
  3. 2 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
Instructions
To make Simple Syrup
  1. In a small saucepan bring water and sugar to a boil. Simmer until sugar has dissolved. Yields 2 1/2 cups.
PINEAPPLE SORBET
  1. Cut pineapple into chunks and puree in food processor. Mix 2 1/2 cups pureed pulp with simple syrup and lemon juice. Strain through sieve. Freeze in a 9″x13″ glass baking dish or an ice cream maker. When solid, break into pieces and pulse in chilled food processor until smooth. Store in plastic container in freezer for up to 2 weeks.
RHUBARB SORBET
  1. Puree rhubarb in food processor. Strain through sieve or cheesecloth, pressing to extract all of the juice. Discard pulp. Mix juice together with simple syrup and lemon juice and freeze in a 9″x13″ glass baking dish or an ice cream maker. Process as for Pineapple Sorbet.
WATERMELON SORBET
  1. Cut watermelon in pieces and puree in food processor. Mix 3 cups of puree with simple syrup and lemon juice. Freeze in a 9″x13″ glass baking dish or an ice cream maker. Process as for Pineapple Sorbet.
MANGO SORBET
  1. Cut mango pulp from pit and puree in food processor. Mix 1 3/4 cups mango puree with simple syrup and lemon juice. Strain through sieve. Freeze in 9″x13″ glass baking dish or an ice cream maker. Process as for Pineapple Sorbet
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Frozen Peanut Butter Pie

A real smoothie….

Frozen Peanut Butter Pie
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Ingredients
  1. Frozen Peanut Butter Pie
  2. by Best of Bridge
Ingredients
Crust
  1. 1/3 cup butter 75 mL
  2. 1- 6 oz.pkg. semi-sweet chocolate
  3. chips 170g
  4. 2 1/2 cups Rice Krispies cereal 625 mL
Filling
  1. 1 – 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened 250g
  2. 1 – 10 oz. can sweetened condensed
  3. milk 284 mL
  4. 3/4 cup peanut butter 175 mL
  5. 2 Tbsp. lemon juice 30 mL
  6. 1 Tsp. vanilla 5 mL
  7. 1 cup whipping cream, whipped 250 mL
  8. Chocolate fudge sauce ( see recipe in “Enjoy!” – pg.191)
Instructions
  1. In heavy saucepan, melt butter and chocolate chips over low heat. Remove from heat and gently stir in cereal until completely coated. Press into bottom and sides of a buttered 9″ pie plate. Chill 30 minutes. In large bowl, beat cheese until fluffy. Gradually beat in condensed milk and peanut butter until smooth. Stir in lemon juice and vanilla. Fold in whipped cream. Pour into prepared crust. Drizzle chocolate sauce over pie and freeze 4 hours, or until firm. If you have any leftovers, wrap and return to freezer.
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