Makes me feel fii-iiine…
If I was being really picky, I’d mention that it was blowin’ through the jasmine in my mind just a bit too hard 🙂 but it’s been a proper Phew What A Scorcher of a weekend.
It makes me so happy that, after so much miserable wet, cold horribleness, summer’s here… big time. Everywhere looks so beautiful at the moment – I think this time of year’s my favourite.
It’s made me want more summery food, like the first of this year’s yoghurt/fruit/granola breakfasts on Friday, and again today:
And these, of course:
So good to see British strawberries again and these ones were grown in Kent; I like the way Sainsbury’s says where they came from and names the farmer… I also like the way they were half price 🙂
And as it was so summery…
I was going to try the banana ice cream again but realised I didn’t have any bananas – and as the name suggests, they’re a fairly important part of the whole process.
So I took my strawberries and made this frozen yoghurt again, with some variations so worth posting again:
430g plain soya yoghurt
200g fresh strawberries
200ml canned coconut milk. I only had half-fat but I’d imagine full fat would give an even creamier result…
60g caster sugar
Blend everything together, chill for half an hour, then pour into an ice cream machine and follow its instructions.
I thought at first it was going to be another fail, as you’re only supposed to fill the bowl between half and two-thirds full and I didn;t realise these quantities made too much until I’d just about filled it… but it was fine, although the overloading could explain the long time it took to get to the right consistency.
I also folded in some crushed mini meringues, for an Eton mess effect.
I think the canned coconut milk is the way forward; the flavour and texture is amazing and using fresh rather than frozen strawberries made it taste so… strawberrylike. It’s a miracle any of it made it into the freezer 🙂
With red strawberries, white meringues and some blueberries, it’s just the right colour for the Jubilee, as is this:
Speaking of summer food, I was at my friends’ for a barbecue last night and it would have been rude not to get on the Pimm’s. It’s possible I was a bit too keen on not being rude… but that’s another story 🙂
I’m sure there will be more of the above next weekend – I really hope this weather holds for the Jubilee. My neighbours and I put our bunting up today, it’s going to look gorgeous when the whole village is done… should be great!
Are you going to any Jubilee events?