Monday, July 23, 2012

sweet summer plum sorbet




Nothing screams summer like a couple scoops of sorbet. For the longest time I was completely intimidated to make my own sorbet ... and I am really not sure why. Maybe the name intimidated me more than anything, so I brushed aside sorbet recipes. However, that changed this past weekend. What sent me over the edge and into sorbet making abandon was a bunch of fresh plums that I received in my weekly CSA bag. I love the last few weeks of July as stone fruit can be found in abundance, at least here in California. I grew up having one of the prettiest views (at least to my liking) from my bedroom window ... a glorious plum tree that was the home to several families of sweet song birds. I remember the day my dad had to cut it down and my view was never quite the same. Thus, my love affair with plums started at a young age and has carried on into adulthood.

So, it was over this past weekend that I found a recipe for Plum Sorbet that I knew I had to try and surprisingly, it was one of the most approachable and simplistic recipes I have ever used. I brought out my ice cream maker (which also makes sorbet) quartered and pureed my plums, pushed the puree through a sieve, added a 1/4 cup of sugar to my pureed plums, a teaspoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice, and a 1/4 cup of water, stirred, and then poured my sorbet mixture into my ice cream maker for thirty minutes. Afterwards, I scooped the sorbet into a large bowl that I covered and placed in the freezer for two hours. During dinner I could hardly wait to scoop sweet summer plum sorbet that was entirely homemade ... by me. And with every spoonful, I promised myself to never let a recipe intimidate me again as one may never know the outcome. Happy Monday everyone ... bisous.

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    1. Thank you Jess. Love your work as well!!!

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  2. i am beyond jealous of all your magical food skills! and your photos are always so flawlessly beautiful... i can't imagine how it all tastes!

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    1. Brittany honestly, your comments are always the sweetest!!! Thank you! You remind me why I need to post more as you are always so encouraging and uplifting. BISOUS!

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  3. i'm intimidated...but that looks so good!!!

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  4. you are a chef extraordinaire! this is absolutely fantastic. it looks so delicious, refreshing, and fruity!
    Anticipation!

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    1. Taylor ... your comments always make me smile from ear to ear. ALWAYS.

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  5. It's been so long since I've visited your blog! I just finished catching up on your posts...sounds like you're having a lovely summer :). This plum sorbet looks so refreshing and I love the story of the plum tree outside your window. Happy Monday!

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  6. Oh, this sounds heavenly–I adore plums!

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  7. Thanks everyone for the sweet comments. I am finding with warm Summer weather their is nothing like a scoop of fresh fruit sorbet. YUM!

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  8. what a great idea...Ariyana ate a plum today and said it was too sweet-I couldn't understand that at all...but I think she would love plum sorbet. Lovely photos too Caroline.

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  9. Yum! We made homemade ice-cream last night!

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  10. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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