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may-june: kerri’s whiskey-infused ice cream sundae

The past couple of months have seen quite a huge change for me – we moved from Singapore to London! It’s been quite the adventure so far, moving from our apartment to a hotel in Singapore, to temporary accommodation in London, within which we moved to a smaller apartment while we wait to move to our permanent address next week! Within a 9 week period, we would have moved 5 times!

So it’s within this framework that I did this challenge. The kitchen offerings in our temporary accommodation are quite basic (I even had to buy my own vegetable peeler, chopping board and dish rack!), so I didn’t have much to work with. But I imagine there are many of us who find themselves in the same position at one time or another, whether you are travelling, in transition, or just don’t have much.

Having less presents more of a challenge to cooking / baking, so sometimes you just have to cheat. By cheat, I mean go to the store and buy some ready made products. You could leave it at that, but if you want to add a personal touch, then condiments are your way to go.


I found an easy recipe for candied whiskey nuts. To be honest, these are best eaten on their own, if you definitely want to taste the whiskey. It gets a little lost when added to other ingredients, but on their own, they’re quite moreish!


And what is a sundae without {chocolate} sauce? A basic chocolate sauce is one of the easiest things to make, and with this one, you just add in the whiskey at the end.


So you’ve got your two homemade condiments ready. Now it’s time to put everything together. And this is where store-bought becomes key. You can buy whatever ice cream you want, whatever other add-ins you want (here, we just added brownies). Put it all together and voila, you have a decadent dessert with a personal touch, indulgent and that little bit naughty with the added whiskey. Yum.


You can find the recipes here:
Candied Whiskey Nuts
Chocolate Whiskey Sauce


july: anna’s bacon caramel popcorn sundaes

I’m not sure whether bacon desserts are a New York thing. I’ve never really paid attention when visiting other cities, but I don’t think my fellow bloggers were necessarily thrilled when I announced the July theme! If there’s a bacon dessert on a restaurant menu, I will order it, without fail. I love the sweet and salty combination. The best bacon dessert I’ve ever had was the bacon doughnut dish at Traif in Brooklyn. The restaurant name means “non-kosher”, and they serve bacon margaritas and pork or shellfish in practically every dish. I’ve also eaten bacon cupcakes, macarons, tarts, puddings, chocolate bars and peanut brittle.

I wanted to make bacon caramel popcorn for my July dish. I decided to use it as a topping for an ice cream sundae, and what better ice cream flavor to go with popcorn than corn?! Earlier in the week, I signed up for a “share” on CitySprout, a farm share program where local farmers deliver boxes of seasonal fruit and vegetables, fresh from the farm, to neighborhoods. You don’t choose what’s in the box, you just get a selection of the freshest produce. I was very excited to pick it up after work! The box included wild blueberries, summer squash, red kale, string beans, mixed herbs and corn. Perfect!
I had some buttermilk in the fridge, so I made a buttermilk corn ice cream. It turned out really creamy and had a great corn flavor, with a little bit of tang from the buttermilk. The popcorn also turned out the way I had imagined! If I was serving it plain, I would probably use a little less bacon, but combined with a dark chocolate sauce and the sweet, creamy ice-cream, it was the perfect combination! It made a nice summer Sunday afternoon treat for my neighbors :)