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Hazelnut semifreddo

by Ada Parisi
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If it's hot and you fancy ice cream, but at home don't have the ice cream maker, What are you doing? Personally, I prepare a beautiful Parfait. Is, since good Sicilian though prepare the custard and meringue do in abundance, prepare the semifreddo of different flavors, so I have an escort and I can choose from time to time what I want more. In this case I present my hazelnut semifreddo, garnished by a warm chocolate sauce and chopped hazelnuts. The recipe looks complex, but it is just to have a lot of patience to assemble everything you need to assemble. Then just simply assemble the components. The basic recipe of semifreddo however found on ‘basics‘.

Ingredients for a Parfait for about 10 people:

Composition of Parfait

  • 300 grams of custard flavored with hazelnut
  • 150 grams of soft meringue
  • 500 grams of cream
  • 150 grams of cream sauce and 120 grams of dark chocolate
  • chopped hazelnuts as required

For the custard you need

  • 250 grams of whole milk
  • 75 grams of sugar
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 10 grams of flour
  • 10 grams of corn starch
  • 50 grams of flavored hazelnut paste

For Italian meringue you need (I'll use 150 grams, the rest freeze it):

  1. 100 grams caster sugar
  2. 35 grams of water
  3. 90 grams of egg whites

Put the egg yolks in a bowl and crush them with a whip along with half the sugar, then add the flour and corn starch, until you get a homogeneous mixture. In a saucepan pour the milk and bring to the boil. Remove from heat, pour in the milk over the egg mixture always beating with a whisk and then replace
all about fire, for about two minutes or until the mixture has thickened. Put the cream in a bowl and add the flavoured pasta.

The only thing necessary is a food thermometer, because it is necessary to measure the temperature of syrup of water and sugar that must arrive at 121 degrees. Put into a casserole the water and half the sugar and make them go to a boil until they reach the 121 degrees. In a large bowl, put the egg whites and pour flush water syrup and half of sugar by mounting both the compound with an electric mixer. Slowly you will get a solid white shiny and swollen that you must continue to whip until cool. Italian meringue that further after the preparation can be freeze and later used.

Composition of Parfait: Put the cream into a large container and mix until it becomes shiny. Join the Italian meringue mixing with a spatula and doing a movement from top to bottom to keep her dismount. Whip the cream and add it to the mixture. Put the semifreddo in a Loaf pan (or even in mono portion molds) and store it in the freezer for at least five hours.

For the sauce, chop the chocolate and pour the cream in a saucepan and bring it to a boil: to blend it with the chocolate, stirring until it has completely thawed and let stand the sauce at room temperature (not in the fridge because it consolidates). Serve the semifreddo garnishing the plate with chocolate sauce and chopped hazelnuts.

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Patce July 10, 2013 - 11:08

Eine sehr team MIT Präsentation! Gefällt mir :)

Sicilians creative in the kitchen July 10, 2013 - 15:01

Danke! Und wilkommen! ADA

vanilla cinnamon white red July 3, 2013 - 22:33

This recipe is fantastic, I'd like to try my hand with ice this summer, but at the moment no ice cream maker so this Parfait seems more that fit my case!!! :D

Sicilians creative in the kitchen July 3, 2013 - 23:17

Same problem my: i love ice cream but I have the ice cream maker, that is cumbersome and I don't know where to put it… We are content of frozen desserts? Kisses

Judit + Corina @WineDineDaily July 3, 2013 - 08:06

This is one gorgeous semifreddo recipe! There is nothing better in the summer then a cold creamy parfait. Wondering if we could make it with store brought meringue…
Thank you,

Sicilians creative in the kitchen July 3, 2013 - 12:33

Hi and welcome to mt blogs! If you find meringue ready to use for parfait I think you can use it without problem. If you want to try to make it, is simple trust me. The only important thing is to respect the temperatures for the syrup at 121°…

Maurizia July 2, 2013 - 22:38


Sicilians creative in the kitchen July 2, 2013 - 23:22

A hug Maurizia!

conunpocodizucchero.it July 2, 2013 - 17:12

Welcome back my darling!

Valentina July 2, 2013 - 15:34

Hi Ada, Welcome :) I love semifreddo and this must be a unique delight… then is beautiful! :) Congratulations and a hug, Good afternoon! :**

Sicilians creative in the kitchen July 2, 2013 - 16:01

Hello Vale, a hug to you! ADA

Paola Bacci July 2, 2013 - 15:30

Really delicious and beautiful presentation!!! Congratulations to all!!!!

Sicilians creative in the kitchen July 2, 2013 - 16:01


Embroidery shortbread July 2, 2013 - 08:34

Hello Darling, beautiful recipe and equally beautiful presentation!!! Good return to Rome. See you soon Manu

Sicilians creative in the kitchen July 2, 2013 - 13:29

But thanks!!!!One kiss (I returned at dawn, I have a tragic…)


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