20 Mar Recipe of the week: cider sorbet
Our favourite book on the subject of Irish craft beer and cider is undoubtly Slàinte by Caroline Hennessy and Kristen Jensen. It’s a super book that we love to dip into every so often, especially the recipe section. We were kindly given permission to share the cider sorbet recipe with you here which makes for a delicious, tangy dessert.
250g caster sugar
1 teaspoon glucose syrup
150g pressed apple juice (the apple juice needs to be weighed)
500ml Dan Kelly’s Cider (or any quality Irish cider)
Juice of 1 lemon
Bring the sugar, water and glucose syrup to the boil, then turn down the heat and simmer for 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and add the remaining ingredients. Leave to cool, then churn in the an ice-cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Don’t dispair if you don’t have an ice-cream maker. Once the mixture is fully frozen, whizz it in a food processor, then put it back in the freezer in an airtight container. It won’t be as smooth as sorbet made in a machine but it will do the trick.
Slàinte is the ideal gift for the beer or cider lover in your life. It tells the story of brewing in Ireland, the various styles, food pairings for beer and a great directory of the micro-breweries and cider makers in this country.