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Diplomatic saffron cream and blackberries

by Ada Parisi
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Crema diplomatica allo zafferano e composta di more

Diplomatic cream with saffron and composed of blackberries. A quick and delicious spoon dessert, to which nobody, but no one, can say no. The cream diplomatic, that often in Italy it is called improperly cream chantilly, It is very sweet and soft. Remember that the original chantilly French cream is made only with whipped cream, powdered sugar and vanilla. Saffron gives the diplomatic cream and a special color and a taste is enriched by a compote of fresh blackberries, slightly acidic, and toasted pistachios.

The variant without cream

If you prefer to lighten the dessert, you can simply use the custard, as you see in this VIDEO RECIPE on my YouTube channel, where I did not use the cream.

The combination of saffron and fruit I liked it so much that I also created another similar sweet, but a little’ more complex and elegant: the SAFFRON CREAM WITH BERRIES AND LAND OF COCOA AND HAZELNUTS, perfect for a dinner in which you want to impress someone.

You can replace blackberries, using the same cooking process, even with blueberries, cherries, mulberries or raspberries: all berries blend perfectly with the saffron and its intense and enveloping. You can also use strawberries, paying attention to the fact that release more water for other berries. Try and let me know. I find that desserts such as diplomatic cream are also a perfect dessert for the holidays, because it is easy to prepare, It can be done in advance and looks great: sink the spoon in this soft sweet tooth will delight all. And if you look for some ideas, have a look to all my CHRISTMAS MENU. Have a good day.

Cup of cream with saffron and composed of blackberries

Diplomatic cream with saffron and composed of blackberries

Crema diplomatica allo zafferano e composta di more


Portions: 6 Preparation: cooking:
Nutrition facts: 250 calories 20 fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )



200 milliliters of fresh whole milk

50 ml of cream

3 egg yolks

75 grams of sugar

20 grams of corn flour, flour or potato starch

a handful of Saffron or 1 sachet of Saffron

200 ml whipping cream until stiff

a handful of biscuits or muesli


300 grams of blackberries or mulberries

4 tablespoons sugar (or more, depends on the sweetness of blackberries)

a tablespoon of lemon juice

toasted pistachios, to taste


Diplomatic cream with saffron and composed of blackberries

Diplomatic cream with saffron and composed of blackberries

First look at the VIDEO RECIPE. To prepare the diplomatic saffron cream with blackberry compote, We start preparing the custard: pour into a saucepan the milk, the cream and saffron and bring almost to a boil over low heat. Meanwhile, mount with electric whips, or planetary the yolks with the sugar and cornstarch and beat until you get a swollen compound, fluffy and whitish.

Remove the milk from the heat and pour flush floor plan on the mixture of egg yolks, stirring quickly you will not get is a sort of smooth batter, smooth and without lumps. Then add all the hot milk and cook over very low heat, stirring constantly, until the custard thickens saffron. Remove from heat, pour the custard saffron in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap for contact. Allow to cool completely. When the custard is cold, Add the whipped cream, mixing it into the mixture with a spatula, until you have a light cream, dense and velvety.

For the more, wash the blackberries, put them in a saucepan with the lemon juice and sugar and cook over low heat until the compost has thickened and Caramelized.

Crumble a little biscuits or a little muesli in the cups and alternate layers of blackberry compote and saffron chantilly cream, decorating the surface of diplomatic saffron cream with toasted pistachios and a saffron pistil. Bon appétit!

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Berry December 17, 2014 - 16:04

I can say no but only for lactose!!! But if I prepare without…I eat it with a spoon!! :)
Beautiful tuuuuuu ♥

Sicilians creative in the kitchen December 17, 2014 - 17:20

You can do this with the milk without lactose or soy or rice with that!!!! I embrace you Berenice, and also Mirtillooooo!

Sara December 15, 2014 - 20:30

adinaaaaaaaaaaaa…I just read this and I love it. I saved it and faròòòò!!

Sicilians creative in the kitchen December 16, 2014 - 00:41

Ohhhh! Finally my own recipe remade from you! Glad I!!!Hello saretta!

Sara December 17, 2014 - 10:23


Sicilians creative in the kitchen December 17, 2014 - 12:47

And vaiiiii!!! Merry Christmas Darling. ADA

ALE December 15, 2014 - 17:06

Exquisite, simple and elegant. Chapeau!
Best wishes dear Ada for the upcoming holidays and continue to delight us :)

Sicilians creative in the kitchen December 15, 2014 - 17:47

Thanks! I always hope that the things I do like them! I hope to continue to delight! Happy holidays to you! ADA


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