And she was right. It wasn't that I ever disagreed with the need for rest - Heck, I even spoke highly of the importance of recovery when discussing the qualms of others! While I try not to be hypocritical, it's difficult to exercise the same type of recovery-based discipline at a personal level.
Being left to stew with a mind full of food pairings with my entire collection of baking equipment within proximity made for another hazard, however. Naturally, I'd be eager to realize these conceptual ideas, and possessed the means - be it access to information or tangible tools - for their materialization.
"Let me know it goes!" she responded with anticipation.
A heaping handful of pistachios were shelled, toasted, then chopped. Originally intending to reserve the chopped nuts for later, I caught sight of the soon-to-expire carton of heavy cream in the fridge, which paved the way towards two-ingredient ice cream within milliseconds. The ratio of sweetened condensed milk to heavy cream was: 170 g condensed milk to 450 g heavy cream. Scaling the amount proportionally, I emerged with a ratio of 151 g condensed milk to 400 g heavy cream. Opting for a milder profile, I further lessened the amount by 37% , yielding a final ratio of: 95 grams sweetened condensed milk to 400 grams heavy cream.
Aerated, sweetened cream infused with the teensiest amount of Himalayan Pink Sea Salt were alternately layered into a plastic container with spoonfuls of pistachio paste (from Costco) and generous dustings of toasted, chopped pistachios. A delectable Pistachio Ice Cream would emerge several hours later.
Fast forward six years to today, the dessert shop has adopted a number of virtual platforms, including a spot on the Too Good To Go app. Seeing as a Small Surprise Bag would set me back just $5.99 plus tax, I willingly undertook the risk and hit the "Reserve" button.