Yup, homemade ice cream.
We bought an ice cream maker about ten years ago and use it all the time - more in summer than winter, of course. We have a great little Italian cookbook on how to make gelato (hubby uses it, and he doesn't even really read Italian
). Making your own ice cream makes the store bought kind taste... different
Oh, and the whiskey ice cream was pretty tasty.
Everything turned out really well. I was most impressed by the soda bread, which literally took one hour to put together - from raw ingredients to baked bread. No kneeding and no rising!
Laura, the stew was also really good. I found the recipe here
. I didn't use pancetta, just regular unsmoked slab bacon. And I used goat cheese instead of gorgonzola. It's fine without the cheese too, but that little bit of tang worked quite nicely. The lamb was sooooo tender. Mmmm.