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Sunday, June 29, 2008

Slow Semifreddo

The recipe for our Sunday Slow Bakers this week is a Semifreddo di Cioccolato e Mandarino, which is kind of like a chocolate ice cream cake. This is made with bittersweet chocolate and a hint of orange~ my favorite flavors together.

My trip to Piggley Wiggley was very simple this week... Other than the fact that there are no tangerines this time of year in Alabama. Some of the other Slow Bakers had trouble finding the Nabisco Chocolate cookies~ they are the kind of thin cookies you layer with cool whip to take to a covered dish supper. They were right on the cookie shelf at the Pig.

Typical of many of these recipes from 'Dolce Italiano', there is a very involved process to get to a simple result. Cindy Ruth at Baked Alaska posted the whole process~ incase you're interested. It involves zesting of oranges, whipping egg yolks, cream and mascarpone, and folding in a melted chocolate sauce. The cakey part is crumbled chocolate wafer cookies. The taste is well worth the work.
Bill pronounced it fit to eat.

6 hours in the freezer before it can be served. It can either be plated like a cake or scooped like ice cream, and covered with a creamy chocolate- orange sauce.
Y'all enjoy!


Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

I gained five pounds looking at this yummy dessert.....Mary

PAT said...

Sandi! This looks so good!

Have a wonderful week.

Anonymous said...

Sandi - the scoops look great. Far easier than trying to unmold and slice. I loved the chocolate sauce. I will make it again on its own just to drizzle over ice cream.

Lucky you - tangerine drinks - perfect for your beautiful porch.

Sugar Bear said...

Looks great!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Oh Yum! So much like gelato!

Pat in NY

Pearl Maple said...

The hardest part is waiting for it to set in the freezer, totally yummy. Thanks for sharing.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Mary Isabella~ Our Sunday slow baking has not been good for swimsuit season!
Jerry~ The sauce recipe is a keeper! I'll use it over blue bell.
Pat~ there is nothing like gelato...except gelato. Just the thought. Mmmmm
Pearl~ you see Bill wasn't waiting!

Anonymous said...

Sandi-Thanks for the link over to my blog. I try to always show the process, but am not always successful in that.

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