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       Title: Fresh Corn Ice Cream with Almond Lace Cookie Fan
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 1 servings
       3 c  Fresh sweet corn; * see note
       4 c  Half and half
       1    Vanilla bean/three inch
       8    Egg yolks
     1/2 c  Sugar
     1/2 c  Light honey
       1 ts Finely grated lemon zest
       1 ts Serrano chile
            Finely minced seeded
            Garnish: mint sprigs
            Almond lace cookies:
            Butter and flour for baking
     3/4 c  Ground almonds
     1/2 c  Sugar
     1/2 c  Unsalted butter; softened
       1 tb All-purpose flour
       2 tb Milk
       1 ts Grated orange zest
   Recipe by: COOKING RIGHT SHOW #CR9737
      * scraped from cob, cobs reserved and broken into 3-inch lengths Combine
   corn and 1 cup half and half in a blender or food processor and process in
   short bursts to finely chop corn. Add corn mixture to a saucepan along with
   remaining cream, corn cobs and vanilla bean. Bring to a simmer over
   moderate heat.
       While corn mixture is heating, beat together the egg yolks, sugar,
   honey, zest and chile in a bowl until well combined. Remove and discard
   cobs from corn-cream mixture and whisk mixture into egg yolk mixture in a
   slow steady stream. Remove vanilla bean, split it and scrape seeds into
   mixture. (Rinse vanilla bean and use to flavor sugar if desired!).
       Return mixture to pan and cook custard over low heat, stirring
   constantly, until it just begins to thicken (approximately 180 degrees). Be
   careful not to boil or eggs will curdle. Strain through a fine mesh sieve,
   chill and then freeze in an ice cream freezer according to manufacturer’s
   directions.   Yield 1 quart  Serve in chilled bowls with mint sprigs and
   Almond Lace Cookies, if desired.
      Almond Lace Cookies:  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly butter
   and flour at least 2 baking sheets. Place sheets in refrigerator for at
   least 10 minutes.
      In a large saute pan, combine the remaining ingredients. Stir over low
   heat with a wooden spoon until the butter melts and the ingredients are
   well mixed. Remove from the heat. Place heaping teaspoons of the batter,
   about 5 inches apart on the prepared chilled sheets (the batter will spread
   during baking). Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until evenly browned. Turn
   sheets half way through baking. Remove from the oven. Using a wide spatula,
   remove the cookies from the baking sheet and immediately shape as desired,
   into tightly rolled cigarettes, or allow to cool and serve flat. Yield
   16-20 cookies  Store in airtight containers for 2 days or in freezer for up
   to a month.