Semifreddo all'Amaretto

Semifreddo all'Amaretto

  • eggs, separated
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 100g/1 cup amaretti biscuits
  • 10 tbsp crushed pistachio nuts (optional)
  • 3 tbsp amaretto liqueur
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 200ml whipped cream
  • 1 pinches cocoa powder, for dusting

  • 1. Whisk the egg yolks and sugar together until they are soft and light. 

    2. Stir in the crushed Amaretti biscuits, pistachio nuts and liqueur and the salt. 

    3. Gently stir in the whipped cream. 

    4. Whisk the egg whites until stiff, and then fold gently in to the semi-freddo mixture. 

    Another way to serve.
    5. Cover a 500ml capacity terrine mould or loaf tin with cling-film (this will enable you to tip out the semi-freddo when ready and slice it easily). Pour the mixture into the mould and place in the freezer for at least six hours, or overnight. 

    6. Serve in slices on dessert plates dusted with cocoa powder, alongside a cup of espresso coffee. 

    *NOTE: Don't forget to add the amaretto and salt to the recipe, if you don't add it will be freezing like a block of ice!

  • Served in individual cups.

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