This year, as opposed to every other year, I'm struggling with my age. I'm not that old, so all my older friends tell me to quiet down with my struggle with age, that I'm am not old enough to be worried about it. Since, I'm not a full year older until tomorrow and in honor of all of the brave women older than me, I am shutting up now.
3 egg yolks (beaten)
1/2 pint (250ml) milk
1/2 pint (250ml) double/heavy cream
4 oz (100g) sugar
2 cups of strawberries
1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
Take the strawberries and mash them in with half the sugar (ie. 2oz or 50g) in a bowl. Place in the refrigerator while making the rest of the recipe.
In a separate saucepan, mix the egg yolks with the milk, salt and the remaining sugar. Place over a medium heat just to boiling point (stirring all the time). DO NOT LET IT BOIL.
Transfer the mixture into a chilled bowl to cool. When cool place in the refrigerator for up to 3 hours, remembering to stir the mixture from time to time. When cool, stir into the mixture the cream and vanilla essence and then blend in the strawberry/sugar mixture.
Transfer the complete mixture into an ice cream maker and follow the manufacturer's instructions.