Plombier ice cream
By Ashpaz Baashi
June 7, 2001
S. Nozari writes:
Thanks for the Salad
Olivier recipe ... do you have any for Plombier ice cream?
Indeed I do, and a story too! "Glace de Plombiere" was invented
by an Italian cook in the service of Napoleon III when his entourage had
stopped at the hot springs at Plombiere on a freezing cold day. The emperor
had ordered a flan for desert. The cook botched it, the emperor said "Fix
it" and so he did.
Glace de Plombiere
Soak 1/2 lb of candied fruit (ideally cherries and something green) in
2 glasses of Kirsch liqueur for 1 hour. Bring to a boil: 1 cup milk and
zest of 1 lemon. Beat together till pale and foamy: 3/4 cup sugar, 5 egg
yolks, 1 teaspoon vanilla. Continue beating while you add the hot milk mixture
Return the mixture to the heat and stir continuously until just thickened.
Do not boil. Add the candied fruit, Kirsch, and 1/2 cup cream. Pour into
a container and freeze for 2 hours. Beat the frozen mixture well, pack into
a mold, and freeze for 1 more hour.