On Saturday night The Atlas and I had the pleasure of an Asian-themed birthday dinner party.
I was given dessert as my course and the host gave me a clearance to just do any dessert. Whilst I am an international food lover the Asian dessert section doesn’t inspire me.
So I made a chocolate and raspberry brownie but I did want a nod to Asia so I decided to buy some Green Tea Ice Cream.
None to be found in the supermarket. What’s a girl to do but make her own??
So I made a green tea syrup and stirred it through a softened (but not melted) tub of Tip Top Vanilla Ice Cream and it tasted very genuine! Next time I would add a little more syrup to strengthen the flavour but I would definitely do it again.
The syrup I made was: (there are several versions on line this is a bit of one of them)
Bring this to the boil and add 2tsp of green tea (straight from the bag if it is 100% green tea).
Stir well. Remove from heat and let it cool.
Strain I did this through a muslin cloth.
Stir in. All good. (You could also add some green colour if you want it to look more genuine)
It was also a dress up event. I wore my Yukata and The Atlas went as a Korean footballer. Gladly, or perhaps apologies – there is a photo of the shorts he wore – lets just think: too white,too tight, too short…. a winning combination for
Heidi Klum no-one!
Bounce and Flip were both very impressed with my make-up. Bless them.
I was inspired to take these ‘self portraits’ by a post of WidgetLucy’s.