Sunday, 17 July 2011

Recipes - Parmesan Gelato

This was supposed to be one of two starters for the Vegetarian Feast.  I found the recipe on, one of my favourite websites for sourcing new recipes, however it did not work!  When reading the recipe, it didn't make a lot of sense in my head but I thought I would give it a go anyway.  Bad idea, total fail! 

1 cup parmesan, grated
1 1/2 cups cream
pinch paprika
1 cup balsamic vinegar 
1/2 cup red wine
1 baguette, sliced
1-2 cloves garlic, halved
olive oil

Step 1 - Put parmesan, cream and paprika in a bowl over simmering water.  Season and stir until parmesan has melted. Strain through a fine sieve, pushing down well. Set aside to cool then cover and refrigerate overnight.
Step 2 - Place vinegar in a pan, bring to boil then reduce to simmer until reduced by half. Set aside to cool.
Step 3 - Using an ice cream scoop to place small scoops of the parmesan mixture on a lined tray and return to the fridge.
Step 4 - Preheat oven to 170°C.  Drizzle oil with red wine, brush with oil and place on a baking tray.  Bake for 6-8 minutes until golden brown, rub with garlic while still warm, then set aside to cool.
Step 5 - To serve, place scoop of gelato on bread and drizzle with balsamic glaze.


Balsamic glaze can be purchased from most supermarkets and is an alternative to making it yourself.   

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