Hi guys! So just the other day I was admiring –
Ahem… anyways, as I was saying, I saw the cutest little –
Ok. ANYWAYS, I saw the cutest dress in the window. It was black, sleeveless and –
– *crowd cheering*
OH. MY. GOD. Can you just stop with these ridiculous interrup-
Oh. Hi Nadal. Hi Djokovic. Ahahahaha *twirls hair around finger*
Oh, you are just so pro at tennis, I, like, watch every single match. Nadal, in your last match, that referee was just SO out of place, I mean how dare he right?
And Djokovic, you know, you should totalleeee teach me sometime. Maybe we can work on my backhand sometime?
So, obviously, this post is referencing Nadal and Djokovic because they were in the Finals today for the US Open and for the first time, I somewhat diligently watched a sporting match which wasn’t football or rugby and enjoyed it! So I figured I should share the experience with you :P
But that is all about tennis I really want to share, me flirting with the TV, because talking about sports too long has the remarkable ability to send me to sleep faster than a lullaby. Hmm.
Nadal won btw. Just thought you should know this slightly important detail. You sports buffs you ;)
Oh and before I continue further, let me just tell you ‘le dumb girl’ played by yours truly in the above scenario is an exaggeration. I KNOW that the ‘official’ is called an umpire, not a referee, gosh guys, a little faith? ;)
Anyway, the real reason behind posting today is neither exotically named tennis players nor to tell you about a sleeveless black dress (which actually, unfortunately, does not exist in my wardrobe right now :P). It is actually to talk about the weather.
Hold it. I am sorry, but what happened to you? Nod twice if you can understand me ok?
*Nods*, nothing’s wrongs guys, nothing, but I believe I am not the only one down under feeling what I am. Hi, hello, Spring? Yes, you, the time where mother earth comes into bloom, sending flowers and new born babies our way and showering the world with produce. Yes, that’s right, Spring, the season of warmth and sunshine and beauty.
Not fires, scorching temperature and dusty winds.
Bugger off. It is as if Summer had a few emotional problems and decided to get all bossy up in Spring’s face and takeover her time. Not cool bro.
Just over a week ago, the temperatures were of 19 degrees, balmy days and cool nights. Aaah August, I miss you ever so.
Then, it hit September and BAM. 30 degrees C. Already.
I just have one question. Teensy, tiny question. Correct me if I am wrong of course.
Autumn (March – May) ——–> Winter (June – August) ———-> SUMMER (September – November) ———–> ????
Oh dear. Oh my. Oh, oh look, I am sweating already.
Well, I cannot control the emotional distress that the seasons’ manager is obviously going through (girls, I think you know exactly which distress I mean :P) but we should combat it with our own way.
You will need:
- A freezer
- An ice cream machine
- An AC (optional)
- Oreos. Many boat loads of Oreos.
Trust me, because if you make this once, you will be making it again. Have no doubt about it ;)
It is creamy and delicious, really filling and sweet and gives you cookies ‘n’ cream in both a crunchy and creamy texture which just makes it all the better :D
Enjoy mes cheris!
Extreme Cookies ‘n’ Cream Ice Cream – While rereading this, I realised just how much this rhymes – a total poet and I didn’t know it :P
Source: A Choc Chip Uru original (similar method to my popcorn ice cream, which I promise to remake :D)
- 300ml full cream milk + 1/2 cup extra
- 250ml thickened cream
- 180g caster sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 2 large egg yolks
- 2x200g double stuffed Oreos
- Chop 150g of the Oreos into rough chunks
- Heat 300ml milk, thickened cream, chopped Oreos and half of the sugar in a saucepan until simmering or just below boiling point
- Remove from stove and let cool and thicken so the Oreos infuse its flavour into the mixture (the Oreos will dissolve into the batter)
- Sieve the mixture through a fine strainer (eat the leftover Oreos, they are like Oreos dipped in milk but better)
**This mixture sieved will be cluggy, cement grey and and thick as anything – that is fine :)
- Add in the remaining 1/2 cup milk into the mixture and stir together until combined and smooth mixture (do not heat together otherwise the mixture will thicken again)
- Whisk the egg yolks and remaining sugar and vanilla together until thick and pale (ribbon stage)
- Still whisking, pour in the half the milk mixture, mix through and then pour the whole mixture together, including the other half of the milk mixture, into a clean saucepan
- Over medium heat, cook till it is a velvety texture like custard and coats the back of a spoon
- Take off heat, place cling wrap directly on top to avoid a skin and refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight
- Churn in an ice cream machine according to instructions – once made, chop up another 150g of Oreos and stir them through the ice cream. Freeze or eat on the spot :)