Monday, 6 May 2013

Ice Cream Bread - yes, really!


One of the most popular sensory activities of any family has to be cooking, and my lot love it. I was really delighted yesterday to spot a link posted on Google+ for Ice Cream Bread.  This is the most simple and awesome recipe ever, and it's seemingly foolproof, I knew my lot would love it...


1. Put two cups of ice cream (any flavour) into a mixing bowl ~ we used 1 cup of vanilla and 1 of Chocolate.
2. Add one and a half cups* of self raising flour and mix until all the flour is moistened.
3. Place the mixture into a greased bread tin, and place in the oven for 45 minutes at 180C.
4. Leave it to cool
5. Eat  

*A 'cup' is an American measurement of volume roughly equal to 16 tablespoons/240ml, we used a small mug. 




Despite this being the easiest recipe of all time, and only having 2 ingredients, my daughter managed to put in only half a cup of flour....

Attempt no.1
 
 If yours looks like this ~ it's wrong!

 And you'll end up with this......which is kinda tasty, but a bit.....jelly inside...


 Attempt no.2

However we aren't that convinced this is right either ~ I think there may be a little too much flour



The verdict is don't leave a 13 year old in charge, and that when you use the right amount of flour, it really is a type of bread. It even smells like bread and is better buttered and still warm. It's really tasty, if a little heavy.


It's got a hint of ice cream, but not as much as you'd expect, and it's hardly sweet at all. It does have an ice cream aftertaste though....and it was all eaten in 5 minutes...

 

 If you try it, you are probably best to slightly melt the ice cream and squeeze it well down into the cup. I'm determined to get it right at least once, so I'll have another go...


And while they were making that, thankfully I was making a standby dessert....using a simple sponge, Cookies and Cream Kit Kat, Betty Crocker Chocolate Fudge Icing.....and Playmobil....


And an assistant....



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35 comments:

  1. wow that's incredible and looks like so much fun x

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    1. It's so easy for the children to make - and they thought it was brilliant. I'm determined to make it myself soon though and ensure I get the right quantities! :D

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    1. Good! Giggling is always a good thing :)

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  3. I think this is on my list to make now :) x

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    1. They were both very poor examples! I'm sure next time....I just have to buy more ice cream now! :D

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  5. Wow that looks ace! Think i'll be trying it next weekend!

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    1. I hope you do. I can't wait to get some more ice cream so that we can have another go :D

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  6. This looks lovely, must give it a go.

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    1. I hope you have a bit more success than we did! I'm sure you can do better :D

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  7. You are very great and loving mother!

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  8. Really? At the risk of sounding like Peter Kay Ice-cream...Bread?!! I will have to try it sounds so strange but looks yum!

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    1. It is the kind of thing Peter Kaye would like, or the blokes from The I.T.Crowd - who invented the meal my kids always ask for on their birthday and have never had - Smarties Cereal :D

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    2. Smarties Cereal - even I might eat that!

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  9. Two ingredients - I like it! When I first saw the title I read it as Bread Ice Cream as my mum used to make 'Brown Bread Ice Cream' which was really yummy!

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    1. I bet it was lovely! Bread and Butter Pudding goes really well with Ice Cream... :oP

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  10. I'll probably go for a mocha or nocciola ice cream version when trying this. sounds yummie!

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    1. I didn't even know what Nocciola was - I had to look it up! I'd have gone for toffee if I'd had any :D

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  11. Oh wow, this looks good and now I know what my Pilates class were on about - they were talking about Ice Cream bread tonight!

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    1. Hahaha....by next week everyone will be making it! :D

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  12. This sounds awesome. I see what boy #3 meant when he said 'the crunchy one' earlier. Do you reckon thus would work with mint choc chip, because that's the only I've cream I have! Glad you finally made the fabulous cake ;-)

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    1. Hahaha....the fabulous cake really was fabulous too! It woulddefinitely work with mint choc chip....definitely...go on, try it... :D

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  13. This sounds amazing! I need to make some room in our freezer for ice cream now that the weather is getting better :)

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    1. You've definitely got to try it. I want to know if everyone else has as much trouble as me! :)

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  14. I was wondering what you expect when I saw the title ice cream bread (and initially misread and thought what's a ice cream beard??) - that looks fantastic and like z would love it!

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    1. Hahaha....Ice Cream Beard we'd probably have had more success with! :D

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  15. Oh my! My children would think I was a goddess if I made that!

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    1. I wish my children thought the same! :D

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  16. I love this post and I agree with Susan, it looks like great fun!

    Thanks for linking up. PS there's a new #recipeoftheweek linky up now if you have something new to add :)

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  19. I've got to try this looks fun x

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