This year, we have an actual summer. It’s been going on for weeks and we can’t quite believe it! 22 degrees feels kind of chilly now. Days are getting shorter too, which just feels wrong when it’s so hot. Time for some proper cooling down with ice lollies! I couldn’t find my trusted molds (a side effect from moving a few months ago), so I had to improvise. I used a cake pop mold instead, topped with a cardboard with holes in it to put the sticks through. No one noticed and the lollies were a hit, for those who like margarita cocktails anyway! I’ll definitely try a mojito variation soon… Here’s how to make the margarita lolly:
Boil 200 ml water with 75 g sugar and stir until all the sugar has dissolved. Add the grated zest and juice of 1 lemon, 2 tbsp tequila and 2 g salt (you really taste the salt, so stick to 1 g if you only want a subtle hint) an stir everything together. Transfer to ice lolly moulds and allow to freeze overnight. If you want, add some chopped mint to the mix for added freshness.
For the kids, you can make a redcurrant ice lolly as well (photo on the right). Just pop 100 g redcurrants in a blender with 100 ml water and 40 g icing sugar. Blend and pour into moulds (if you don’t have a blender, use a hand mixer instead).
To unmould, just hold it under lukewarm runny water and it will pop out. Enjoy!
To finish this post, I wanted to thank Sophie at Sophies Foodie Files for giving me the Liebster blog award! It comes with 10 questions for me to answer, so I’ll do my best:
1. Why did you start blogging?
I was always bringing left-over cookies and cakes to work and my colleagues said they looked very professional and I should start blogging about it, so I did.
2. What is your favourite food memory?
My mothers bavarois for my birthday.
3. What is your favourite food restaurant & why?
I like trying out different restaurants every now and then, and moving to a new city means lots of new addresses to try!
4. Who influenced your style of cooking?
Mainly my parents, although my brother, sister and I all ended up cooking very differently with the same upbringing. I’m a fan of Rick Stein and Donna Hay too.
5. What is your favourite food dish, on your blog or not & why?
My birthday dinner (the day I can totally choose what to eat) is always the same: spinach and mash fish pie followed by bavarois!
6. What is your favourite colour?
I love lots of colours… white (if that is a colour), blue, green and of course pink.
7. What do you prefer: cooking or baking?
Baking… could you tell?
8. What is the most lovely & cool cookie cutter you have in your possession?
I have a ampfelmann cookie cutter from Berlin, so cool!
9. What is your favourite food destination in the world & why?
Difficult choice between Thailand and India, but I’ll go for Thailand. I just love coriander and ginger.
10. On what kind of music do you cook on?
Party music! Nothing like shaking your bootie when cutting or stirring food.