Right, Sherlock decided to concoct his very own recipe the other day. I said I'd share it with you all.
He has christened it 'Sherlock Surprise'.
It's a bit complicated.... does that surprise you?
First, get some liquid nitrogen. Then make some custard and slice banana into it. Make moulds to make this round, somehow, then drop into the liquid nitrogen.
Meanwhile, make some sponge cake. And meringue. And some chocolate buttercream icing.
Also find some berries - unspecified summery-type ones. Throw them in the liquid nitrogen too.
Get a flamethrower. And an anti-gravity chamber - or go to space, whichever is easier. Wrap your frozen custard balls in meringue, float them, and flame-throw them, so the meringue is cooked on the outside. Then repeatedly dip them in sponge cake mix and cook (all this in zero gravity.) Until you have a frozen-centred-merinuge-and-sponge-coated ball. Lots of balls, I mean.
Make a soft truffly chocolate mix, drop the balls in it until coated. Then sit them in a dish just deep enough. Make ice cream mix. Pour over. Set the entire lot in the freezer until the ice cream is just solid enough to be...well...solid.
Put the icing on top, put frozen berries on top. Douse in brandy. Set on fire.
And there you have it... Flaming-custard-cake-chocolate-merinuge-ice-cream-cake...
We haven't actually decided to make it quite yet...
Edited to add:
Oh, and I meant to say, well done to anyone on the last post who guessed that firearms were discharged in fewer than 1% of all firearms operations in England and Wales. The actual figure is 0.00017%. And THAT is why I'm against arming officers here. There's no need. It would only lead to bad things, as far as I can see. We're doing all right as we are.
Doubly-edited to add:
A nice picture that I99, the police helicopter, took of our fine city today.