This month, the DB assignment came in 2 parts. We were asked both a make a version of a Chocolate Valentino cake, using our favourite chocolate, and an ice-cream, in any flavour of our choice. Now whenever I see an assignment like that, I think "What fun!" I get to make what I like to eat instead of having it dictated to me. It does, however, create a little bit of a dilemma as there is just so much to choose from! After stressing somewhat over the myriad choices, I finally settled on a milk chocolate Valentino cake and a malted milk ice cream from David Lebowitz's book, The Perfect Scoop.
Now I know its likely that not everyone likes the flavour of malted milk, but I just absolutely adore it. If I'm honest, I guess it transports me back to my childhood when one of my favourite drinks was Horlicks - served either hot or cold. I've had some great Horlicks gelato / ice-cream back in my native Singapore but for some reason, have never experimented with making my own. This it seems, was my chance.