When I was a child in the 1970s, summer holidays were spent in our caravan on the east coast of Yorkshire. Every July, with my mother and grandparents, I was charged to Hillman, my faithful father, and I drove the 50 miles of our house to the sea for six whole weeks.
My father could only spend the first week with us before going home to work, most days were spent building sandcastles, having fun in the sea with friends or picking fruit in the neighboring hedges. put them in delicious fruit pies. My father returned every weekend with the car so we could do the weekly shopping in the nearby town. I was looking forward to these weekly shopping, not because I liked being dragged into the shops, but because I always ended up visiting the glacier on the waterfront.
The glacier was only small, it contained about twenty people on red leather banquets next to gray formica tables. He served coffee in glass cups and saucers and a large selection of ice creams. The menu was totally wasted on us but as we always placed the same order each week, a Knickerbocker Glory for me, a split banana for my dad and a peach melba for my mom. It became a family tradition, a ritual that we all followed, and every week when the awesome confection was in front of me, my grandfather stole my spoon and pretended to eat my Knickerbocker Glory while I screamed in a false horror.
A few years ago, I found myself in Yorkshire, in my hometown, and 50 miles not being what they were at the time, I quickly traveled to the resort for a trip back in time. As the waves crashed against the wall of the sea that collapsed and the wind was blowing fast-food wrappers and other rubbish on the faded waterfront filled with arcades, of fast -foods and discount stores, I cried for a once glorious seaside town. As I walked along the boardwalk, I came across a small shop and opened the door of the same glacier of my childhood, red banquets, gray formica tables and still serving Knickerbocker Glorys and coffee in cups and saucers in glass.
Below I've recreated my favorite desserts from my childhood. They are not the most sophisticated versions of these desserts you will ever find and I make no excuses for that. They are the versions I love because they remind me of happy and carefree days in a small seaside town where an ice cream parlor, a relic of different days, still holds its own, untouched light among the big chains Most of all, although they remind me of people who have long gone, who have made me the person I am today and who made my childhood so happy.
Recipe of Glory at Knickerbocker
2 scoops of homemade vanilla ice cream
1 scoop of homemade strawberry ice cream
4 tablespoons of homemade strawberry syrup
6 slices of peach
3 halves of pears (canned)
3 tablespoons pieces of pineapple (canned)
1 tablespoon of cherries [conserves]
1 tablespoon d & rsquo; Roasted almonds
Building the Glory Knickerbocker
Place two peach slices and a half of pear (cut in half) in the bottom of a large glass and add a tablespoon of strawberry syrup.
Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream and two other peach slices, another half of pear, a tablespoon of pineapple pieces and a third of the cherries on the glass. Pour on another tablespoon of strawberry syrup.
Add the strawberry ice cream ball and the fruit as above to the glass. Pour on the last tablespoon of strawberry syrup
Add the final vanilla ball, remaining pineapple pieces and cherries (leaving a cherry for garnish). Cover with whipped cream
For a garnish sprinkle roasted almonds over cream and place the final cherry on top.
Sliced banana recipe
1 tablespoon vanilla ice cream
1 tablespoon chocolate ice cream
1 tablespoon banana
2 tablespoons homemade strawberry syrup
] 1 Banana
75g Dark Chocolate
A Tablespoon Of Toasted Almonds
To Create Split Banana
Pour two tablespoons of homemade strawberry syrup on a plate. Divide the lengths of bananas and place one half on each side of the plate.
Place the three scoops of ice cream in the middle of the banana as if you were shaped like a hot dog
Melt the chocolate in a bowl over a saucepan of boiling water and pour over the ice cream. Add whipped cream and toasted almonds and serve
Recipe of peach Melba
3 scoops of homemade vanilla ice cream
6 halves of peaches
2 tablespoons of Homemade Raspberry Sauce
To Create Peach Melba
Place three canned peach halves in the bottom of a glass sundae bowl and cover with a tablespoon of sauce. raspberries. Take three vanilla balls and place them on the fishing halves.
Cover each vanilla ball with three other peach halves, placing them on the ice cream so that the outside of the peach is the highest. Cover with another tablespoon of raspberry sauce.
Garnish with a swirl of whipped cream and a gratin of toasted almonds