Monday, August 2, 2010

Maple Semifreddo

A few days turned into a week filled with family gatherings and reunions, and passed as quickly as a few hours. It seemed as soon as we hugged and kissed "Hello!" to relatives we hadn't seen in ages, too soon we had to say our teary goodbyes. It really is true that time flies when you're having fun and oh, what fun we had! Yes, I wish I was still there... Wouldn't you?




Alas, back to reality it is, back to work and back to the recipe I promised you guys a week ago! Although maple is a flavor I associate with cooler temperatures and comforting, warming desserts, I was inspired by watching Nigella make a Honey Semifreddo to try and adapt it with maple syrup. Let me tell you, It worked fabulously! The maple flavor really shines through and with three ingredients this dessert is as easy as it gets! Creamy and refreshing, perfect for a lazy Summer day.


Maple Semifreddo

adapted from Nigella Lawson


300 ml heavy cream (35%)

100 ml pure maple syrup

1 whole egg

4 egg yolks

Maple syrup and roasted pine nuts, for serving


Line a loaf pan with plastic wrap and set aside.


In a large bowl, mix the maple syrup, egg and egg yolks. Place your bowl over a pan of barely simmering water and whip the mixture constantly until thickened. When it's ready it should coat the back of a wooden spoon. Let it cool for a few minutes while you whip the cream to stiff peaks. Gently fold the egg mixture into the whipped cream.

Pour the mixture into your prepared pan and cover with plastic wrap. Place in the freezer for at least 4 to 6 hours.

To unmold, place the loaf pan in warm water and use the plastic wrap to remove the semifreddo from the pan. Cut into slices, drizzle with maple syrup and sprinkle with roasted pine nuts.
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11 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

That semifreddo must be heavenly! I really love that first shot.

Cheers,

Rosa

Lucie said...

Sounds lovely! Looks like you had an absolutely lovely vacation--wish I could be out on a lake right now :)

Jennifurla said...

fantastic pictures, this looks divine

Brilynn said...

I'm experiencing the cooler temperatures and am craving maple! I would happily take some of this semifreddo even though it wouldn't warm me up...

grace said...

what rich, sweet decadence. as flavors go, i think maple is second only to my beloved cinnamon. this is delightful!

Cookie baker Lynn said...

How wonderful that you got to spend time with family, even if it wasn't long enough.

Beautiful semifreddo!

Elizabeth said...

Semifreddo, so delicious! This looks like an easy way to make a nice fluffy ice cream like dessert with no ice cream maker. Perfect for those lazy summer holidays...

Carolyn Jung said...

I just want to be sitting on that dock, eating spoonful after spoonful of this sweet semifreddo. Love the pine nuts sprinkled over the top, too.

WizzyTheStick said...

Looks like your summer has been such fun. It's so expensive here that I don't often buy maple syrup. Hmm this semmi-freddo is tempting me to splurge.

steph- whisk/spoon said...

a beautiful location for family reunions! this semifreddo sounds divine!

Kevin said...

What a great way to enjoy maple!This cool treat would be perfect on a hot summer day!

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