We're back to normal - kinda' sorta'. The Big Guy's back in town for a few days before he leaves on another trip and of course we're on a count down to our Oregon vacation. I'm not excited at all - not one bit. Ya right!
Dinner last night was a special request from the man of the house who's been craving clams. It's not as if he isn't going to get his fill of them in a few short weeks; however, together we put together this fabulous Clam's Casino Pizza in an attempt to satisfy his craving until we can hit the coast for a fresh batch of bivalves.
I know we've bragged about this pizza before so I'll just send you to the original post for the "how to's". It's a trifle labor intensive, but it's a tasty morsel and worth every minute it takes to prep.
As you all know, I've been exceptionally good as far as limiting calories or trying to in the past couple of days, but enough is enough. Without a spec of ice cream in the house and with an exceptionally large amount of plain yogurt in the refrigerator, not something that either of us is particularly fond of - I figured I'd best get busy and come up with something a touch more edible.
Thus, this light as air, mildly strawberry flavored frozen confection was born. Just be forewarned - it takes some time to get it together but very little effort. The liquid must be strained from the yogurt through cheesecloth which thanks to gravity and time - isn't a problem but one does has to plan in advance (a little more in advance than I did, mind you). Then a little sugar, a pint of so of strawberries, a touch of rum, a little cream and a daiquiri flavored strawberry yogurt is the result.
Here's a spoonful directly from the freezer this morning. It tastes wonderful but the texture is very hard and a touch grainy which proves we should have darn well eaten the whole kit and kaboodle last night! Actually, I think it would be about perfect after a couple of hours in the freezer, but I'll have to make another batch to find that out for sure. Give it a try and see what you think, OK?
Strawberry Daiquiri Frozen Yogurt (inspired by David Lebovitz)
5 cups plain whole milk yogurt
1/2 cup heavy cream (optional)
2/3 cup sugar
1 pint fresh strawberries
2 tablespoons light rum
Place a doubled sheet of cheesecloth into a strainer and place strainer in a bowl. Scrape yogurt into cheesecloth, gather the ends and fold over the yogurt and refrigerate for 6 hours or overnight. In blender or food processor combine hulled strawberries, sugar and rum and pulse until berries are pureed and sugar dissolves. Add strained yogurt and cream and pulse to combine well. Refrigerate for 1 hour. Freeze in your ice cream maker according to manufacturer’s directions. Serve immediately as a soft serve or freeze for 3 or 4 hours before serving. Makes approximately 1-1/2 quarts. Download Strawberry Daiquiri Frozen Yogurt
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