We All Scream

Who doesn’t love a bowl of delicious, creamy, and refreshing ice cream on a hot Summer day?  Jenny Bagley, who cooked for 30 years at one of England’s finest country castles, Eastnor Castle, has shared her homemade Orange Ice Cream Bombe recipe with ice-cream-recipes.com.  It sounded so yummy that I’ve decided to pass it on to you.  Enjoy!

1 1/2 pints (750ml) double/heavy cream
10 oz (275g) caster sugar
2 eggs, 2 oranges

Chocolate filling:
8 oz (225g) dark chocolate
4 tablespoons brandy
4 oz (110g) caster sugar
2 eggs separated

In a bowl beat the eggs with the sugar until creamy. Slowly add the cream and beat again until slightly thickened. Add the grated rind and juice of the oranges and beat for 5 minutes. Pour into a basin and place in the freezer, removing occasionally to stir in order to prevent the orange rind from sinking to the bottom.

To make the chocolate filling, beat the egg yolks with sugar. In a separate bowl melt the chocolate with the brandy in the microwave (or heat in a double saucepan on the cooker). Add this to the egg mixture whilst still beating. Whip the egg whites until stiff and fold in. Leave to set in the fridge for one hour.

Take the Bombe out of the freezer and scoop out a hole in the centre of it. Put in the chocolate mixture and replace the ice cream on top. Smooth over and lace back in the freezer until required.

To turn out, rub a hot cloth around the basin to loosen the sides.

Serve with grated chocolate around the sides.

Are we all screaming for ice cream now?