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Honey Semifreddo Recipe

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Semifreddo Recipe, a classic Italian dessert

Honey Semifreddo recipe is classic Italian cuisine semi frozen dessert. I have served this dessert with Lemon Crumb and Honey Lemon Caramel, which adds beautiful flavour and texture to this dish.

What is special about Honey Semifreddo recipe? 

My favourite cooking show Masterchef Australia is on air again this time of the year. I love everything about this show.

I don’t really like to watch the other country seasons as they seem to be TRP focused and with lot of melodrama.

After watching each season i get really inspired to try new dishes. I am always ready with my pen and notebook. Honey semifreddo is one dessert that is with many layers and components caught my fancy to try it soon.

So here are step-by-step instructions to make this semi frozen Italian dessert. This classic & elegant dessert can be served direct from the freezer.

 

Prep Time  10 min

Cook Time  60 min

Serves  2 people

 

Ingredients :

For making honey semifredo

1 egg white

4 yolks

1/3 cup honey

1/2 cup Caster sugar

1 cup Cream

For making lemon crumb :

60 gm butter

Juice of 1/2 a lemon

Zest of 1/2 a lemon

50 g caster sugar

80 gm flour

For making Candied Lemon:

1 cup caster sugar

Rind of 1/2 a lemon, cut into thin strips

For making Honey Lemon Caramel:

1/2 cup Honey

1/4 Cup Cream

Slivered almonds for garnish

Juice of 1/2 a lemon

Salt, to taste

How to cook Honey Semifreddo :

For the Honey Semifreddo, place eggwhite, yolks and caster sugar into a bowl.

Keep the pot filled with water to boil. Once it comes to rolling boil, place the bowl of eggs and sugar mixture over a saucepan with simmering water.  Take care so as the bottom of the bowl does not touch the water.

 

Honey Semifreddo Recipe

Whisk until the egg mix is of pale yellow colour and thickened, about 5 minutes. Once it’s done switch off flame and gently mix  honey until fully mixed.

Meanwhile, whip the cream with hand blender to stiff peaks. Mix it in the mixture of honey & egg in the whipped cream.

Line a loaf pan with cling film and make sure it allows at least 4 inches of overhang on the long sides.

 

Cling wrap it from top and sides too. Fill this with whipped cream and egg honey mix. Set aside in freezer for 8 hours or overnight to set.

For the lemon crumb :

Line a baking tray with parchment paper.

Preheat oven on 180 degrees for 10 minutes.

Place all ingredients into a bowl. Knead well until mixture has just come together like dough.

Roll it thin using plastic sheets. Place this onto tray and bake until golden, about 10-12 minutes.

Once baked take this tray out of an oven set aside to cool completely.

Upon cooling, break up biscuit and blend in a food processor to a coarse crumb.

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Transfer again to baking tray and bake until lightly golden, about 8 minutes.

Set aside.

For candied lemon peels :

combine sugar with 1 cup of water in a small pan.

Honey semifreddo recipe

Heat until sugar has dissolved. Add lemon rind and cook for 15 minutes.

Remove lemon strips and set aside on a tray lined with baking paper.

For honey lemon caramel :

Combine above mentioned ingredients in the list, in a small pan over medium heat.

Stir until brown, about 12 minutes.

To serve :

 

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Take out and serve semifreddo on the plate by pulling out the cling wrap.

Drizzle some more honey in criss cross method.

Sprinkle lemon crumb over it. Drizzle honey lemon caramel over it.

Garnish with slivered almonds.

Top with a pieces of Candied Lemon.

Serve chilled.

 

Regards ❤️

Lata

 

Honey Semifreddo Recipe
 
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Semifreddo is Italian semi frozen dessert. It's similar to the ice cream. It is basically a mousse-like dessert made from combining a custard with whipped cream, and then freezing until firm.
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Recipe type: Desserts
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • For making honey semifredo
  • 1 egg white
  • 4 yolks
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • ½ cup Caster sugar
  • 1 cup Cream
  • For making lemon crumb :
  • 60 gm butter
  • Juice of ½ a lemon
  • Zest of ½ a lemon
  • 50 g caster sugar
  • 80 gm flour
  • For making Candied Lemon:
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • Rind of ½ a lemon, cut into thin strips
  • For making Honey Lemon Caramel:
  • ½ cup Honey
  • ¼ Cup Cream
  • Slivered almonds for garnish
  • Juice of ½ a lemon
  • Salt, to taste
Instructions
  1. How to cook Honey Semifreddo :
  2. For the Honey Semifreddo, place eggwhite, yolks and caster sugar into a bowl. Keep the pot filled with water to boil once it comes to a rolling boil, place the bowl of eggs and sugar mixture over a saucepan with simmering water. Take care so as the bottom of the bowl does not touch the water.
  3. Whisk until the egg mix is of pale yellow colour and thickened, about 5 minutes. once its done, switch off the flame and gently mix honey fluffy and mixed.
  4. Meanwhile, whip cream with hand blender to stiff peaks. mix in the mixture of honey & egg in the mixture of honey & egg in the whipped cream.
  5. Line a loaf pan with cling film and make sure it allows at least 4 inches of overhang on the long sides. Cling wrap it from top and sides too. Fill this with whipped cream and egg honey mix. Set aside in freezer for 8 ours or overnight to set.
  6. For the lemon crumb :
  7. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  8. Preheat oven on 180 degrees for 10 minutes.
  9. Place all ingredients into a bowl. Knead well until mixture has just come together like dough.
  10. Roll it thin using plastic sheets. Place this onto tray and bake until golden, about 10-12 minutes.
  11. once baked take this tray out of the oven, set aside to cool completely. Once cooled break up biscuit and blend in a food processor to a coarse crumb.
  12. Transfer again to baking tray and bake until lightly golden, about 8 minutes.
  13. Set aside.
  14. For candied lemon peels :
  15. combine sugar with 1 cup of water in a small pan.
  16. Heat until sugar has dissolved. Add lemon rind and cook for 15 minutes.
  17. Remove lemon strips and set aside on a tray lined with baking paper.
  18. For honey lemon caramel :
  19. Combine above mentioned ingredients in the list, in a small pan over medium heat.
  20. Stir until brown, about 12 minutes.
  21. To serve :
  22. Take out and serve semifreddo on the plate by pulling out the cling wrap.
  23. Drizzle some more honey in criss cross method.
  24. Sprinkle lemon crumb over it. Drizzle honey lemon caramel over it.
  25. Garnish with slivered almonds.
  26. Top with a pieces of Candied Lemon.
  27. Serve chilled

 

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This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Neha

    Nice recipe, can we make it without egg?
    If yes then what else we need to add?

    1. Lata Lala

      Thank you Neha for writing in. Yes the semifreddo can be made without eggs too. You can use condense milk or readymade flavoured custard powder too.
      For more details you can just google eggless semifreddo recipe and you may get many options.

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