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Raspberry and Vanilla Semifreddo

 
Raspberry and Vanilla Semifreddo
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Semifreddo is another popular dessert in Australia besides pavlova that I made a few days ago. Semifreddo is basically made with egg yolks and heavy cream, it's rich, silky and decadent. Fruits, chocolate or nuts all can be added into the base, pour into a loaf pan, then simply freeze it until it's firm. It's usually served with fruits, or fruit sauce, or candied nuts.

Yield

12

servings

Prep

10

min

Cook

10

min

Ready

6

hrs

Trans-fat Free, Very low in sodium, Low Sodium
 

Ingredients

2 large egg yolks
1 large eggs
cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup heavy whipping cream
plus 3 tablespoons, 300ml
½ cup raspberries
frozen
Blueberry sauce:
1 cup blueberries
frozen
2 tablespoons sugar

Directions

In a small saucepan, add the frozen raspberries, and bring to a boil.

Simmer for about 10 minutes under low heat until part of the liquid has been evaporated and the raspberries become thick.

Remove from the heat and let cool. Stir in vanilla extract.

Meanwhile place a large piece of plastic wrap into a loaf pan, and allow overhanging around the edges.

In a large mixing bowl with an electric whisk, whisk the egg, egg yolks and sugar thick and creamy, about 5 minutes; start from medium speed, then increase to high after about 2 minutes.

Transfer the bowl over a saucepan of simmering water and whisk by hand whisk for another 5 minutes or until custard doubles in volume and ribbon like texture.

Pour ⅔ of the custard mixture into another bowl, pour in the cooled raspberries, and stir well.

You can use an electric hand whisk to do the work as well.

Remove from heat and set aside.

Whisk the cream in a large clean bowl with an electric mixer until soft peaks form, about 2 minutes. Do not over whisk, which will cause cream to separate.

Add ⅔ of the whipped cream to the raspberry custard mixture and gently fold until just combined.

Add the remaining cream to the remaining custard mixture, gently fold until just combined.

Spoon half of raspberry cream mixture into the prepared pan, and let freeze for about half an hour or until firm.

Put both of the remaining mixtures into the frige to keep cold.

Spoon the cream custard mixture over the first raspberry layer, freeze for another half an hour or so or until firm.

Transfer the remaining raspberry cream mixture on top.

Cover with a plastic wrap and freeze until the semifreddo is firm, at least 4 hours or overnight.

One hour before serving, add frozen blueberries and sugar in a bowl, and toss well.

Let sit in the frige until ready to serve.

About 20 minutes before serving, take the semifreddo out of the freezer, and let it thaw.

Lift up the overhanging plastic wraps and transfer the semifreddo onto a serving platter.

Spoon the blueberry sauce over the whole semifreddo or over each slice.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

Reviews

+1

over 5 years

If you love decadent ice cream, this raspberry and vanilla semifreddo is for sure to well satisfy your cravings. It's silky and rich.

In this recipe, our initial intention was to make an American flag-like semifreddo to celebrate the 4th of July. That's why there were two raspberry layers and one vanilla layer with some blueberry sauce over the corner.

But the color of raspberry layers were not red enough, and blueberry sauce was kind purple-ish :D I guess that you can call it a almost 4th of July semifreddo, LOL!

It tasted absolutely divine and decadent, you can use strawberries as well. It doesn't have to be layered, very versatile to make, add whatever fruit you like, pureed, chunks...

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Comments

Liz
Indianapolis, United States
 over 5 years ago

What a gorgeous, cool dessert for the heat of the summer! Yummy, too!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 52g (1.8 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 12363% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 13%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 80mg 27%
Sodium 15mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Sugars g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A 7% Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 2% Iron 1%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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