Thursday, 10 November 2016

Food: My dream Magnum - an Indian Summer treat

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I've been loving this Autumn. Temperatures reached the high twenties in mid-September and we enjoyed a proper Indian Summer. Happy days. For a blissful spell, you could find me doing lengths at the lido and working from one of their sunny outdoor tables, as well as enjoying a sweet, frozen treat.

When Magnum got in touch to ask if I'd like to create my Dream Magnum (I know, it's a hard life eh?) I thought through all the options. So many toppings to choose from... and so much inspiration over on the Magnum Pleasure Store site.

Eventually, to coincide with these joyous, sunny days, I decided to go with rose petals and cardamom for a proper Indian Summer taste. (Actually, I don't think the origins of the phrase relate to India but to Native American Indians, but I've obviously been swayed by the Channel 4 series!)

I'm kind of obsessed with edible flowers and I wondered whether the addition of rose petals to the chocolate of the classic Magnum would almost produce a rose cream flavour. And, do you know what? It does! Note to self: try with violets, too.

Want to recreate this at home?

How to make my Indian Summer Dream Magnum

You will need:
1x Classic Magnum per person
Handful of rose petals
Cardamom seeds removed from their pods
Caster sugar

Put equal quantities of sugar and water into a small saucepan along with the cardamom seeds and bring to a very gentle boil.
As soon as the sugar melts, remove from the heat and leave to cool.
Remove your Magnum from the freezer and unwrap.
Using a pastry brush, sweep a glaze of the sugar syrup over one side of the Magnum.
Place rose petals onto the surface, holding them in place to allow them to set.
Repeat with the other side.

To celebrate, I made a little stop motion video with a few flowers and leaves from the garden. Take a look below or on my Instagram.

My Indian Summer Dream Magnum

What do you think? What would you use to create your Dream Magnum? Let me know!

And don't forget to use the hashtag #DreamMagnum on Instagram to share yours.

Disclosure: This is a collaborative post with Magnum

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