Tuesdays With Dorie: Phylloccine Ice Cream Sandwiches

17 Jun

TWD’s first June recipe was for Savory Wheat Crackers, pages 163-164. I love making crackers, make crackers often, but with the end of May and beginning of June slammed with birthdays, kids baking, work travel, and preparation for the next karate belt test, I hoped that June’s second recipe would be doable.

This dessert was fairly simple, though I did make a few substitutions. The recipe calls for vanilla ice cream and raspberries to be the main players. I happened to have some brown sugar vanilla, as well as some strawberry ice cream, both homemade in the freezer, so opted for 2 versions, and, as I had just used the day’s raspberries, pulled in strawberries instead.

The structure of the sandwich comes from phyllo dough ribbon nests, baked with a bit of clarified butter and a sprinkling of sugar. I left the berry-mint salad unsweetened, figuring, rightly, that sweet from the ice cream would be sufficient for the entire dessert.

Here are the steps:

Thawed phyllo dough

Thawed phyllo dough

Phyllo sliced like noodles

Phyllo sliced like noodles

Phyllo noodle nest, splashed with clarified butter, sprinkled with sugar

Phyllo noodle nest, splashed with clarified butter, sprinkled with sugar

Strawberry puree to mix with berries & mint

Strawberry purée to mix with berries & mint

Baked to golden brown

Baked to golden brown

Whipped cream anchor

Whipped cream anchor

Nest on cream

Nest on cream

Berry/mint salad on nest, topped with icecream Right: strawberry Left: brown sugar

Berry/mint salad on nest, topped with ice cream
Right: strawberry
Left: brown sugar

Nest on icecream, skewered by fruit, whipped cream on side

Nest on ice cream, skewered by fruit, whipped cream on side

While my first impression visually was “Mid-90’s Circus Dessert,” the taste of this dessert was delicious. The slightly less sweet, homemade Brown Sugar Vanilla Ice Cream was a great balance for the berries and the barely sweetened crunch of the phyllo nests. This would be an easy, but “fancy” dessert to pull off for any dinner party.

 

Phylloccine Ice Cream Sandwiches • Baking With Julia • Contributing Baker: Gale Gand • pages 405-406 

7 Responses to “Tuesdays With Dorie: Phylloccine Ice Cream Sandwiches”

  1. sunshine x 2 June 17, 2014 at 3:48 am #

    Agreed.. They would be surprisingly easy to pull off wouldn’t they?!

  2. Tammy June 17, 2014 at 5:33 pm #

    mid-90’s circus dessert — you nailed it! I remember my husband saying a couple decades ago: “I can’t wait for the tall food trend to fade!” That said, the kids loved them, and I’d consider making it again for a fun weeknight dessert.

  3. Margaret Williams June 17, 2014 at 10:15 pm #

    oh my goodness, yours is gorgeous!

  4. Cher June 18, 2014 at 12:05 am #

    So pretty.

    The description “mid-90’s dessert circus” made me smile.

  5. Sunita June 19, 2014 at 11:16 am #

    The two icecream flavours sound wonderful. They look amazing too.

  6. steph (whisk/spoon) June 19, 2014 at 9:48 pm #

    circus dessert–exactly–ha! they must have been extra good with homemade ice cream. :)

  7. Cathleen | My Culinary Mission June 22, 2014 at 3:21 am #

    This was a fun dessert to make, and delicious too boot. I used a homemade strawberry-basil ice cream. I like the description of circus dessert. :)

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