Saturday, February 21, 2009

Chocolate semifreddo

This dessert recipe came from Simply Her Aug 2008 magazine. Again, I made it because I have to finish up my whip cream and the packet of couverture chocolate. The couverture chocolate is bought wrongly and my friend told me it can only be used in making fondue. So when I came across this recipe that requires this ingredient .. I quickly make use of it.

I do not know what is this but by reading the recipe, it seems like making an ice cream or mousse. The definition from the wikipedia is here. Its a frozen mousse to me after I tasted it.

Here's my cold dessert in a bowl top with crushed hazelnut and chocolate rice.

This dessert is very very sweet ..... so, for those who likes sweet cold dessert .. here's the recipe.

Chocolate semifreddo (serves 4 - 6)

4 egg yolks
100g caster sugar
180g dark chocolate couverture, chopped
500ml whipping cream
2 egg whites
Pinch of salt
10 pieces Almond Roca
A handful of cherries, sliced


  1. Whisk the egg yolks and sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Place the yolk mixture and chocolate in a heatproof bowl placed over a pan of simmering water. Stir the chocolate continuously until it melts. Remove from heat.
  3. Whisk the cream until soft peaks form.
  4. In a dry bowl, whisk the egg whites with a pinch of salt until stiff peaks form.
  5. Once the chocolate mixture is cool, stir in the cream till the mixture is evenly mixed. Then fold in the egg whites.
  6. Pour the mixture into a loaf tin lined with cling film. Freeze for at least 8 hours.
  7. Before serving, place the Almond Roca n a plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin.
  8. Invert the loaf tin on a plate, unmould the cake and remove the cling film. Top with Almond Roca and cherries.
Tip : Use only good quality dark cooking chocolate ; regular chocolate bars give a grainy texture.


Esther said...

Wow the dessert looks yummilicious! U r right, its a mousse dessert ... But if too sweet, then must cut down on the sugar content ... Keep it up Sherlyn! :-)

sherlyn said...

hmm now that I have been eating it everyday .. it taste better and better cos it taste like eating a bbq marshmallow. However, I really cant imagine the weight I will gain, cos this mousse dessert actually can serve more than 6 people. It filled up my 9 inch cake pan.

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