Monday, October 15, 2007

Kiwi Sorbet

At the beautiful farmer's market on Saturday, I noticed a stall selling 12 kiwis for $2 (AUD). I thought that that was a bargain and a half and so I did what most shoppers are often compelled to do: buy something simply because of the value, not the need. Well, luckily, I had a brunch I was cooking the next day and so I brainstormed for a use for these kiwi. It was between kiwi jam or a sorbet and I settled for the latter. Most recipes online call for an ice cream machine, which I obviously don't have. The recipe I used was pretty simple, though a little annoying in its manifest, and came out delicious - my guests were most impressed. This makes about 6 servings, pending on how much you eat at a time.
-In a saucepan/small pot, add 1 and 1/4 cup water and 1/2 cup sugar and heat on medium low. The recipe said that you shouldn't mix it until it starts to boil, and then let it simmer for 5 minutes. After that, place pot somewhere cool (ie fridge)-Peel 8 kiwis and then puree (I had a little more extra puree for myself with 8... you might get away with 7, I think the point is to have equal parts kiwi and water)-Mix in 1 tsp lemon or lime juice
-Mix pureed kiwi and sugar water in container and place in freezer-About 2 or 3 hours later, once its set a bit, mix it around a lot
-Several hours later, once its fully frozen, mix it again
-Mix it again several hours later
-I recommend starting making this in the morning. I made the mistake of starting it in the late evening and ended up waking up at 2:30 in the morning (not with an alarm - just my own panic) to beat the sorbet!
-This was great plain... eating it with fresh fruit or mint or champagne or something would be delicious, I'm sure
-Other recipes I saw online suggested seeding the fruit. I don't quite know how one goes around seeding kiwi, but as I like the seeds this wasn't a problem for me


JZ said...

Well this seemed easy enough so I just gave it a shot. I'll let you know how it turns out in 6-9 hours.

JZ said...

Verdict: delicious!