Amanda Laird: Poached plum and sheep's milk frozen yoghurt

By Amanda Laird

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Poached plum and sheep's milk frozen yoghurt. Photo / Babiche Martens
Poached plum and sheep's milk frozen yoghurt. Photo / Babiche Martens

Makes 1.5 litres

Poached plums

12 plums, halved with stones removed
1 cup water
1 cup white wine
3/4 cup sugar
1 cinnamon stick
1 vanilla pod, split

Frozen yoghurt

350ml [1 1/3 cup] yoghurt
1 cup icing sugar
1 Tbs lemon juice
2 Tbs vodka
1/2 cup cream

1 To poach the plums: simmer all the ingredients except the plums, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Scrape the seeds from the vanilla pod and add to the saucepan along with the pod. Cook for 5 minutes then add the plums.

2 Lower the heat to a gentle simmer and poach for 10 minutes. Allow to cool in the liquid.

3 To make the frozen yoghurt: stir the yoghurt, sugar, lemon together with 2 spoonfuls of the cold poached plums. Stir in the vodka and the cream then either pour into an ice-cream machine of follow step 3 from the first recipe. Serve with extra plums.

- NZ Herald

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