Friday, June 30, 2006

Fat-free, my foot!

Finally got round to researching about Gelato - guess you normally don't think about it until you spot a Gelato shop along the streets.

Gelato is actually "an Italian frozen dessert made from milk (or also soy milk) and sugar, combined with other flavorings. The gelato ingredients (after an optional pasteurization) are super-cooled while stirring to break up ice crystals as they form. Like high end ice cream, gelato generally has less than 35% air - resulting in a dense and extremely flavoursome product. [It] has become a generic Italian word for ice cream, though true gelato contains no cream. 'Gelato' comes from the Italian word gelare, meaning 'to freeze.'"

Ingredients for Peach Gelato:
  • 3 pounds peaches, peeled and pitted

  • 1/4cup sugar, or more, to taste

  • 1/2 cup mascarpone, crème fraîche or yogurt

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