Tuesday, July 26, 2011

{twd} creamy dark chocolate sorbet

I'm late for things. A lot. It's a bad habit, I know, and one that I've been trying to work on. But try as I might, I can't seem to trash the tardiness trend. To illustrate, here's a list of things I've been late for in no particular order:  my own entry into the world (10 days), my 30th birthday party (10 minutes), my office this morning (somewhere in between but I'm not disclosing the details on the internet). 

Which is all to say that I was in a bit of a rush when I snapped  the above photo of this chocolate sorbet on my way to work. (And I didn't yet know the half of it. See that girl reflected in the spoon there? She's about to make a mad dash for the subway only to discover that she brought all of her nice shoes home from the office last week and that she must chose between returning to her apartment to retrieve a pair, thus increasing her lateness, or wearing her rattiest rainbows around the office all day.) But don't let the fact that this on-the-fly photo isn't the prettiest I've ever posted dissuade you from making this sorbet. True to its name, it's creamy, it's chocolatey, and, unlike most other homemade ice creams, it retains a firm but scoopable consistency when frozen.  It wasn't rock hard, even after a full 24 hours in the freezer, yet it didn't melt into a puddle within seconds of being heaped into a bowl, either. And did I mention that it comes together quickly and with only four ingredients? The perfect thing to have on hand when you're late for dessert. Which, by the way, is the one thing for which I'm always on time.

A huge thanks to Steph of A Whisk and a Spoon (a great blog you should check out if you're not reading it already!) for this week's Tuesdays with Dorie pick. This is one of my favorite recipes to date, and one I know I will make again and again. If you want to make this sorbet yourself (and, trust me, you do) you can find the recipe here


Julia said...

Looks delicious! Wish I were there to mooch the remainder of the batch off of you!

Valerie Gamine said...

Your sorbet looks perfect! I love the sprinkles. :D

steph- whisk/spoon said...

glad you enjoyed it--thanks for making it with me! i'd say that picture is pretty darn good for a pre-work ruch job! what did you do about the shoes?

Rachel said...

Ha thanks Steph! I ended up going back home to get my shoes--sadly flip flops and business casual don't mix. Definitely a mistake I won't be making again soon!