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February 27, 2006


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Dont you sometimes wonder how a traditional dish or dessert came about? I certainly did when I made this dessert that combines two English classics - summer pudding and brown bread ice-cream. I had come across the recipe for the brown bread... [Read More]


Gustad Mody

there seems to be a skid mark on your plate. hehe, just kidding. looks great! great site.


I don't know about the ice cream, but the pain perdu and salted butter caramel (mmm!)sound delicious. I love your comment about enjoying the ice cream as long as you didn't think of it as ice cream!


This dish is certainly one of Hestons most talked about. Yours is plated beautifully did you follow Hestons model?


Hi there, glad to see another one of ur wonderful posts! (am an "old" visitor who commented a couple of times in the past :o))
yes,I was reading about the Fat Duck being the Best Restaurant in the world & it's well-deserved! Thanks for trying out their recipes & for the feedback, makes me want to try them too! Your pictures are awesome as always.


The tea jelly sounds absolutely fantastic. I will definitely have to try that one.


Gustad Mody - Thanks. I'm still trying to perfect the skid mark, along with the sauce tadpole :)

Tania - Maybe I would like it more if I called it Frozen Bacon and Egg Bisque! Yes, the salted butter caramel and caramelized pain perdu were both very delicious.

GastroChick - Yes, I tried to follow his presentation, but wasn't able to shape the caramel into a quenelle like he does at The Fat Duck; so I ended up just doing a brush stroke instead. It also looks like he tops his caramel with a morel mushroom - another unexpected combination!

pocah (pocahontas?) - Thanks for still visiting. I love trying out these weird sounding dishes - I never know what to expect!

Christiane - Give it a try, it's very simple to make, and quite delicious!


I've never mentioned how beautiful your photos are - every one is so clear and stunning! The ice cream sounds fascinating - wish I could try it!


hi clement, i'm speechless with awe...i have his family food title, which does an excellent job of making his unconventional but highly effective methods seem more approachable...thanks so much for the recipe leads in the guardian!

Chubby Hubby

Wow! That's pretty amazing. Well done.


Heh, a friend recently made bacon ice cream, and it was delicious!


hey its very brave of you to attempt a dish from fat duck! kudos to you.


wow, that looks really beautiful. Heston Blumenthal has some wonderfully english and inspiring dishes! My boyfriend is starting a stage at the fat duck in august and I'm really hoping to be able to eat a meal there, we'll see...


Wow! I'd read quite a bit about Fat Duck's bacon and egg ice cream, so I'm fascinated to read about your preparation.

There's a reason for every ingredient in a Blumenthal recipe. Do you happen to know why so many molecular gastronomy dishes, including this one, use milk powder?

Also, out of curiosity, whereabouts in Toronto do you buy your bacon?

Lady Amalthea

What an adventure! That ice cream does sound interesting--not sure I'm ready for something so bizarre, quite yet, though. I've had lobster and butter ice cream up in Maine and, as I remember, it was not delicious. Good for you for experimenting, though!


That sounds like a great breakfast to me. Errr, I mean... dessert. I've always been a fan of those not-the-norm types of ice cream. I was hooked ever since I tried Basil ice cream some time ago... and I've never looked back! :-)


Anita - Thanks! You should definitely give the ice cream a try. Have a great time in Hong Kong and Singapore!

J - I haven't seen his Family Food book, but will definitely try to check it out. I've read that he's coming out with a Fat Duck cookbook next year - can't wait!

Chubby Hubby - Thanks... I appreciate it!

Kathryn - I'm glad I'm not the only one who likes it! Hopefully the rest of the world will catch on soon :)

shaz - Thanks! It's always fun trying unusual recipes.

tejal - That's awesome! Congratulations and best wishes to your boyfriend. Looking forward to reading about your meal there!

rob - I'm not certain about why milk powder is used, but I think its function may be to thicken the mixture, since the recipe doesn't use heavy cream. My understanding is that Blumenthal doesn't like using cream in his ice creams since it results in a more drawn out flavour, rather than an immediate flavour burst. The problem with my theory is that the glucose and egg yolks by themselves should provide more enough thickening power (especially since he uses so many yolks).

Lady Amalthea - Wow, lobster and butter ice cream sounds pretty unique. It reminds me of Heston Blumenthal's experiment where he served 'crab ice cream,' and everyone recoiled, but when he called it 'frozen crab bisque,' people didn't think it was strange at all! Of course, you're right - it also has to actually taste good!

Mark - I'd definitely like to give basil ice cream a try sometime. I've heard great things about it!


thanks so much for posting recipe links too!

I'm always salivating when visiting your site :)

on The Cookbook since you've recommended it, and it's great!! I really love all of the photos.


Hi Clement!

It looks like I've been away for too long that I missed this amazing entry of yours! It is simply cool that you made bacon and egg ice-cream!

tim mcentee

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For some reason, this type of food experimentation is called "fooding" in France. It's not a very attractive name and personally, I'm not too keen on the concept palate-wise, but it is fun to read about.


lainey - Great to hear that you're enjoying the Cook's Book. Best wishes in all your cooking adventures!

soycap - It's so great to see you're back! Hope things are going well in Singapore.

tim - hello.

bcinfrance - I agree, sometimes the name just sounds too strange and it's difficult to taste it without thinking that ice cream should be sweet. Maybe if I gave it a different name, it would taste better?


I am not sure about the ice cream that sounds a little, well, a lot different but it was interesting to read about the idea of breakfast for desert.


I would just like to add that the egg and bacon ice cream recipe in the guardian is as good as the fat duck which i was fortunate enough to eat in. the texture the bursting flavour its all there. my next ice cream adventure will be roast beef and yorkshire pudding with parsnip and roast potato jelly.


Wow! Talk about innovative. I don't think I could have ever thought to make a smoked bacon and ice cream duo. That's probably why I'm not a *** gourmet chef! Thanks for sharing!


One of the researchers from the Fat Duck visited my school, CIA at Greystone, last spring. I had the chance to taste the smoked bacon and egg ice cream. I found the idea very intriguing, however the ice cream was rather disgusting.

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