Saturday, June 28, 2014

Jeni’s Summer Book Tour: Urban Radish Stop

Fro-yo girl here. I’ve mentioned Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream in several blog posts because Jeni’s makes crazy good frozen yogurt:

Jeni recently released her second cookbook, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream Desserts, and is touring the country to demonstrate her recipes, share her ice cream and sign her cookbooks. It was an honor to meet the queen of artisan ice cream, Jeni (Britton Bauer) today and sample some Manchego cheese ice cream with sauteed stone fruit. The event took place today at Urban Radish, a new community market that emphasizes fresh, local, quality ingredients and products in downtown LA. 

Jeni talked about both her cookbooks. The first one was inspired to getting the texture and body right for ice cream made at home. The second one has more bases to play with including frozen custard, soft serve and creme sans lait (a dairy free base that took a year to develop). We watched as she made Manchego ice cream and answered questions from the audience. She explained the science behind her recipe and even told us perfecting ice cream scooping and the best scoop to use. We were invited to take some freestyling cards, the cards suggest different desserts that can be made with the recipes in her book like German chocolate cake and strawberry almond cake.

I was amazed when she said that her favorite recipe is her frozen yogurt recipe. Yes, frozen yogurt is her favorite! I asked how to adapt the soft serve recipe for froyo and she suggested substituting yogurt for the buttermilk in her buttermilk soft serve recipe.

The new book has several frozen yogurt recipes (bergamot, fresh ginger, fresh peach, huckleberry, mango lassi) and even a frozen skyr recipe that I’m eager to try. Plus I need to make the mochi cake! The pictures are drool inducing.

Information about the book tour can be found on Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream website:

The next stop is Portland, OR.

You know you love me. X0 X0, fro-yo girl.

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