Sunday, March 11, 2007

Thanks Yeti!

Nic and Leonie recently gave Hamish their icecream maker. There's a long backstory there that I won't bore you with right now. It's one of those 'you had to be there' type of things...

Yesterday I found Hamish in the kitchen with a bottle of tequila and half a dozen squeezed lemons on the bench. He was making gelato - lemon and tequila gelato. Anyone who knows me knows of my fondness for Margaritas, so lemon and tequila gelato sounded pretty good! Unfortunately we didn't read the instructions properly, and so when we went to bed last night what we had was more like a slushy than a frozen dessert. We were discussing what we would do with it if it didn't freeze, and, totally independent of each other (I was in the shower, Hamish was in the kitchen) we both hit upon the idea of using it as a pancake topping.

First thing this morning a quick check of the freezer confirmed that we now had gelato proper, not slushy. However the seeds had been sown. There's almost nothing better than seeing Hamish standing over a pancake pan. In fact, the only thing better is a plate of pancakes with lemon and tequila gelato sandwiched between them.

Hamish is already planning improvements. It goes to show - you can get a geek into the kitchen. The trick is to give him cool implements and alcohol to work with!

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