Wednesday, 13 February 2013

lychee and cherry sorbet


i was at the supermarket today and i saw some lychee's so i decided to buy some, i have never bought them before so i wasn't sure what to do with them, i decided on a sorbet, which i haven't made before either so i just made it up the recipe as i went along, i already new the basic ingredients for a sorbet so it was easy.


first you need to peel the hard skin off i used a knife to make a hole then peeled the rest off with my hands, then i made a slit and removed the pips
then i chopped them up, and got some cherries and chopped them up and
put them to one side. in a small heavy pan i put about 2 inches of water and added 4 table spoons of caster sugar and put it on a high heat for a few Min's stirring it. then i added the lychee's and the cherries just to soften them, and i also added a tea spoon of honey and a few drops of lemon juice. and left it on the heat for 5 Min's, still stirring it, i added a few drops of strawberry extract, then i removed it from the heat and let it cool for a few minutes and put it into a blender and then i poured it through a sift into a mixing bowl to remove any lumpy bits. next i added two egg whites and whisked it for two minutes and put it in the freezer. if you have a ice cream maker then you can use that, but as i don't, so i put it in the freezer and removed it every 20 minutes for the first hour of freezing and stirred it and returned it to the freezer, then i left it for two hours and its ready.

i has to be the most amazing sorbet i have ever tasted it was amazing.

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8 comments

  1. I love sorbet, this looks heavenly. Love your pictures too! I would love for you to come over to my link party at http://www.memoriesbythemile.com/
    Wanda Ann

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  2. Aimee,
    Thank you for sharing this delightful sorbet, I featured it over at Memories by the Mile.
    Happy Valentine's, hope to see you next week.
    Wanda Ann http://www.memoriesbythemile.com/

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  3. I don't know how you resisted eating the lychees! I love that you had the self-control to make a sorbet out of them lol. I would eat them all :)

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  4. I make a lychee and peach sorbet that is just delicious... and even in winter I have been known to make it using tinned lychees as I just miss it so much... here is Australia we are in the middle of lychee and cherry season so i am off to the market so I can make this straight away... love the photos as well... so happy to have found your blog...xx

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  5. Love sorbet! Looks fabulous!
    Thanks for linking to the Creative inspirations Party!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  6. i love all things lychee! Must try this! Thank you for linking up to Monday Funday!

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  7. I love both lychees and cherries, but would have never thought to mix them together. Your sorbet looks lovely and I'm sure it was delicious!

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  8. Looks delicious and pretty. Thanks for linking up to Tasty Thursdays. The next party is live!! http://www.mandatorymooch.blogspot.com/2013/02/tasty-thursdays-29.html
    Thanks, Nichi

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