A dear friend and a great chef, when you find in one person, it makes for a lethal combination. Chef Pawan Bisht, Head chef at a very popular restaurant Junglee Billee is a dear friend and upon my request, he has shared one of his most favourite recipes. I am sure you all gonna love it, and watch out this space every Thursday for more recipes.
Bacon and maple syrup ice cream
Prep:-2 hr 15 mins.
Yield:- 1 quart
3 large egg yolks
¼ cup sugar
1 cup whole milk
2 cup heavy cream
3-4 strips bacon
1 cup maple syrup
½ cup caramelized walnut
Whisk the egg yolk and sugar in a bowl. Transfer it to a sauce pan and pour the milk. Whisk it well.
Cook this mixture on a low heat, stirring on a regular interval.
Once the mixture is thick enough to coat the back of the spoon add the maple syrup. Mix well.
Pour this mixture in a bowl and refrigerate till cold, approx 30 -45 minutes.
Meanwhile take a pan and put it over the medium gas range, once heated sear the bacon on it till crispy.
Once the bacon is cooled down cut it into small pieces leaving 1 or 2 strips for the garnish.
Take out the custard from the freeze and pour the cream in it.
Add the caramelized walnut, bacon pieces and churn the mixture.
Pour this mixture in an air tight container and freeze until firm at least 2 to 3 hours.
Serve garnishing with crispy bacon strips and caramelized nuts.
For caramelized nuts:-
Take a pan and put it on a low heat. Add sugar to it and melt it till golden brown colour.
Add nuts to this mixture. Mix well.
Pour this mixture on a baking sheet and let it cool.
Once cooled down break it nicely into small pieces.