Saturday, 5 July 2008

Chicken Curry and Raspberry & Toffee Ice Cream Bars

Every summer I love to cook one of my favourite recipes from Nigella Lawson’s Forever Summer cook book, Chicken and Cashew Nut Curry (I didn't have any cashews this time). It’s a soft mellow mild curry but without the fierce bite. I love the notes of ginger, green chillies, turmeric, cumin, coriander, cardamom and coconut milk; all of which add the most amazing flavours. I love this served alongside basmati rice and naan bread. This is a quick but delicious curry and one I have served to friends and family with rave reviews. Perfect for dining al fresco on a summer evening!


I spotted this heavenly dessert in my latest edition of Delicious magazine and it was love at first sight! This is definitely something my boys and I would enjoy for that weekend dessert fix and what could be better than ice cream in this summery weather but not just any ice cream. The following may cause a dangerous craving!!! These ice cream bars come in the form of a buttery shortbread base, good quality vanilla ice (Haagen Dazs), dulce de leche, raspberries and more shortbread! I did warn you!!!



15 comments:

Jules said...

I spied these ice cream bars in Delicious and you make them look even more delicious than the magazine did! If only I had room in my tiny freezer to try them.

Beth said...

I saw the ice cream bars in delicious too. My ice cream maker arrived on Friday so was going to have a go at making the ice cream myself! I'll let you know how it goes!

Laura @ Hungry and Frozen said...

The curry is such a good recipe :) And that ice cream...WOW. Looks incredible!

Coby said...

Maria, your dessert looks like a piece of art! How fabulous:) You've also given me a craving for curry;)

Emiline said...

I love curry! That looks so good, with the rice.

Linda F said...

That is one goooood looking dessert Maria, yum!

Nickki said...

Yum, yum yum! That curry looks delicious and the ice cream bars look so good! Perfect dessert for a summer's day :)

Maria said...

Thanks everyone for the lovely comments.

Maria
x

Margaret said...

We too love to eat curry outdoors on a 'sunny evening'.
The ice cream bars look wonderful too.

Dee said...

Swoon. Maria, that dessert is just perfect :)

Kelly-Jane said...

Nigella's curry is lovely isn't it, light, but good. Those bars looks seriously fantastic!

Ivy said...

Both recipes look fantastic especially the raspberry and toffee ice cream bars.

Mike said...

Both look stunning, I think I'm gonig have to follow suit with that dessert.
Mike

the AIRY FAIRY said...

those ice-cream bars look absolutely amazing...now jus wish we were having the summer to go with them!

Ruth Elkin said...

When i first read the title of this post i thought it was chicken curry with raspberry and toffee in it! Could be interesting!

What you've actually made looks and sounds delicious though... i can see why you would want to make them!