I am constantly weirded out by London seasons. On Easter, it was snowing. A month later, we seem to be having our summer. (Summer never comes in July here, only in weird times like March or October.) So while it is nice, I try to take the opportunity to eat the warm weather food that I love.
Probably the dessert which provides the strongest reminders of hot summers in America is fudgesicles. These addictive chocolate popsicles are the taste of summer and my childhood. I was lucky enough to find a great recipe from Smitten Kitchen, which I adapted to make a little more fudgy.
Homemade Fudgesicles (adapted from Smitten Kitten)
25g chocolate chips
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon cornflour
1 1/2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 1/4 cup single cream (the picture shows milk, but I tried it with both single and double cream – single cream is best)
7 grams unsalted butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
What food reminds you of summertime?