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Becca’s Book, Serial #2 and Honey Semifreddo

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Semifreddo–Italian ice cream, right? Well, sort of, if Niagara Falls is a waterfall.

This Honey Semifreddo is so much richer and more delicately flavored than ice cream it requires a different category, thus justifying its exotic name. Yet despite its richness, this dessert is easy to make from everyday ingredients. Simple yet exotic and sumptuous–what’s not to like? Give it a try and see if you think it’s just ice cream, or something more.

And listen to Serial #2 of Becca’s Book while you’re enjoying this luscious dessert. The love that’s slowly unfolding in this tale is rather like semifreddo–composed of ordinary ingredients but imbued with a richness and delicate flavor!

semifreddo

Honey Semifreddo

1 egg

2 egg yolks

1/4 cup honey

3/4 cup cream

optional: 1/4 cup toasted nuts or fruit, for topping

Line a muffin tin with plastic wrap, pushing the plastic wrap into six muffin cups. Set aside.

Add the egg, egg yolks, and honey to the bowl of a double boiler.* Place the bowl over simmering water, beating the eggs and honey until thick and pale. Remove from heat and let cool for about 10 minutes.

Whip the cream until thick. Fold the whipped cream into the cooled honey mixture.

Divide the mixture between the six muffin cups. Cover with plastic wrap and place tin in freezer for 2-3 hours, or overnight.

prepared semifreddo

When ready to serve, remove the muffin tin from the freezer. Unwrap each individual serving and place on a plate. Top with toasted nuts, fruit, and/or a drizzle of honey.

Serves 6.

*You can make a double boiler using a stainless steel bowl and saucepan filled with about an inch of water. Place the saucepan over high heat until the water is simmering, then reduce the heat to medium-low. Place stainless steel bowl on top of saucepan. Make sure the bowl fits into the saucepan but does not touch the simmering water.

semifreddo bite

{Adapted from Milk and Honey}

Becca's Book cover

Becca’s Book, Serial #2, audio © Jeffrey Anderson

Becca’s Book, Serial #2, text © Jeffrey Anderson

Enjoy!

About Elaine

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  1. Hi! Your semifreddo recipe was nominated as one of the “Best 300 Semifreddo Recipes on the Net”. To vote for it, please visit http://easyitalianrecipes.org/dessert-recipes/best-300-italian-semifreddo-recipes-on-the-net-vote-for-your-favorite/ – your recipe is positioned at #130 (random order).

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