However, you might be hacked in another way. If you believe, you can only be happy when you by certain brands, you have been hacked. If you believe, you need a lot of money on your bank account in order to be secure, you have been hacked. If you believe, that people need to be able to contact you anytime and anyplace, you have been hacked.
We just could go on while talking about things that the system wants to make you believe you need to have it or do it in order to find real happiness. That is not going to happen that way.
Lets go on a bit more. If you believe that you need ice cream when it's hot outside, you have been hacked ... due to various reasons:
- You could have a sorbet or semifreddo as well.
- You can have ice cream anytime. In fact, it is better to have a large portion of it, when it's not so hot, so it doesn't melt away so far.
- You might simply enjoy the heat as it is.
- You can have ice cream anytime. What? I already mentioned that. Well, can't be said often enough.
You are about to enjoy some lovely Lavender & Chocolate Semifreddo. I got the idea for it in the first place due to the theme of this month's We Should Cocoa, which is ice cream.
While being at it, I which to contribute it to other challenges, too. There is another lovely sounding challenge at Kavey Eats: Bloggers Scream For Ice Cream. Currently it's about herbs. So, here we go.
Herbs, I said, so we simply can't miss the Cooking with Herbs challenge from Karen over at Lavender & Lovage (double reason to join with this post).
Finally (not really) as you will see in a moment, everything is made from scratch and with love. So, before it's Monday again, I like to add this post to Javelin Warrior's current Made with Love Mondays, too.
Now, really finally, we can go on with the recipe for Lavender & Chocolate Semifreddo.
Ingredients (simply double or triple or ... you know):
The buds from three stems of lavender
1 tbs water
50 g sugar
50 g shavings, chunks and crumbles of chocolate
A pinch of salt
200 ml cream
The making of it:
You already see, there are not too many ingredients. So, how hard can it be?
I simple went to the garden and cut down some lavender.
Take the buds from the lavender and start working on them in a mortar. Add two teaspoons of the sugar and the water. Turn it into a thick green liquid.
Now I am sure, you want to use some fresh eggs. Although I had some eggs ready, I waited until I got some fresh ones. After all, we don't want to take any risks for the eggs remain uncooked.
Accordingly, we separate the eggs. Have the egg whites in a separate bowl and mix the egg yolks with the remaining sugar, the lovely green liquid and the chocolate.
There is not much more left to do. Let the egg whites enjoy a pinch of salt and then whisk them until they pass the turn over test. If you turn the bowl over upside down and the egg whites fall out ... you have lost. If not ... you win ... respectively.
Spoon the beaten egg whites into the egg yolk bowl. Now the egg white bowl is free again to whip the cream. Do your best, but don't go so far the fat gets separated from the cream. Otherwise ... you have lost. However, we all want you to ... win.
The whipped cream goes to the large bowl, too. Carefully make all the ingredients to become one. We want it to be light and slightly ... fluffy.
At this point we don't have any kind of freddo, not even semifreddo. In order to get it real freddo, really cold, we have to put it into the freezer for some hours. Due to that, if you have the space in your freezer, rather do at least the double amount.
Ah, you are not sure about it, whether it is worth it. To tell the truth, I simply imagined it would be nice and lovely, but couldn't be 100% sure. I had more cream and eggs at my disposal. I thought, maybe I have to try another flavour combination ... apart from not having enough space in my freezer.
In the end, I don't have to try another flavour combination, although I could. Hm ... I might be hacked by myself, but I believe the Lavender & Chocolate Semifreddo really tastes gorgeous ... but then again I am a lavender person.