Saturday, June 24, 2006
THE NERD DOES SORBET
I made a mean sugar-free apple blueberry sorbet last weekend (pictured above) only to leave it in my brother’s freezer and totally forget about it. When I dropped by his place this morning he asked me when I planned on eating the sorbet and we removed the ice cream maker from the freezer to find that the surely delectable dessert was rock solid. I carried the bucket home and then spent a very long time scraping the sorbet out into bowls for my parents. After using several utensils to scrape the sorbet (a fork, a teaspoon, a tablespoon, a large plastic fork, a knife), I found the tablespoon to be the most efficient scraper. Even so, the entire process required me to walk away, wave and stretch my arms (I’ll tell you one thing…scraping rock solid sorbet hurts as much as any of my more challenging bicep routines), and read a few pages of a manuscript I need to get through by Monday before I could start the scraping all over again.
It was a pain in the ass.
My parents enjoyed the sorbet (or whatever the hell it ended up becoming) very much.
I’m never making sorbet again.