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Sunday 7 July 2013

STRAWBERRY SEMIFREDDO

Good Morning to you,


Miss Snuggles has returned home, and although she enjoyed her stay with us, she was overjoyed to see George's sister, and for an old lady who likes to stroll, she was so excited about returning home, that for fifteen minutes, she could do nothing, but run around the house, because she was so happy...... there is nothing like the feeling of your own home.

The weather here is beautiful, so I have thrown open all my windows to let the fresh air into the house, the washing is blowing in the breeze, George is in the garden cutting the lawn and I am going to be making something cool, which befits a beautiful summer's day.... a Strawberry Semifreddo.

To add to the beautiful weather, the music I am listening to today, is an album called Deep Forest,


which is a number of different types of sounds. There are  Baka chants of Cameroun,  of  Burundi, of Senegal..... and the music is lovely.

The music is playing, so it is on with the pinny and if you are ready, this is what we are going to make today,


a Strawberry Semifreddo, which is a beautiful mix of cream, eggs, honey and strawberries...... what could be nicer on a hot summer's day.


INGREDIENTS

1 whole egg
4 egg yolks
110g (4 oz) of good quality honey
9 strawberries
310ml (10 fl oz) of double cream


1kg (2lb) loaf tin
lightly oiled and lined with
cling film. Leave enough cling
film to cover the Semifreddo

Bring a pan of water to the boil


Wash and dry the strawberries


Cut the strawberries into quarters


and mash the strawberries with a fork


Using a heatproof bowl,
whisk the egg, egg yolks and the
honey until pale and smooth

 Place the bowl with the egg and honey 
custard over the pan of
gently simmering water. 
  Keep whisking
until the mixture thickens and 
becomes a little paler.
This took me about ten minutes using
 a balloon whisk.

Whisk the double cream until you have
a thick consistency


Lightly fold in the mashed strawberries


Gently fold in the egg and honey custard


Pour the Semifreddo into the prepared
tin and gently cover with cling film.
Freeze for 8-10 hours or as I did overnight.


Remove from the tin and place the Semifreddo
on a plate

There are various ways to serve this Semifreddo,
you can slice it and add 
dipped chocolate strawberries


or
you can cut the Semifreddo into pieces
and place
in a pretty glass
and allow to melt a little,
then eat it as it is,



or
 decorate with chocolate dipped 
strawberries
or


drizzle with hot chocolate sauce

What ever you decide to add, whether you eat it on it's own or add chocolate dipped strawberries or chocolate sauce, I know you will enjoy this Strawberry Semifreddo  on a hot summer's day.

Semifreddo is an Italian dessert, one which uses eggs, sugar, cream and vanilla.  But I used Nigella Lawson's recipe, from Forever Summer and used honey instead. I used Morrison's Italian Forest Honey, which has a delicate woody perfume and intense malty taste. The addition of the strawberries is my own as we have an abundance of strawberries at the moment and I thought they would add an extra depth of flavour to the Semifreddo.

Next Sunday I will make the chocolate strawberries and the chocolate sauce..... much nicer to make your own and so easy.

Take care and I will see you later in the week,

This week I will be joining, 









15 comments:

  1. Oh, Daphne ... this is perfect for a hot summer's day. Delicious and pretty! Thank you for the recipe.

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  2. Adorei esse sorvete. Uma delícia! beijos,chica

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  3. Oh Daphne, it is almost like a decadent ice cream! So easy too...this is a must on my 'to try' list. Thank you and have a wonderful week!

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  4. This looks so delicious. Our strawberry season is just about at the end...so I'll have to get some of the last ones for this dessert.
    Balisha

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  5. Hello, Daphne

    This would be a tasty summer treat for dessert during the strawberry season. I`m sure it must be delicious!

    -Karen

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  6. Dearest Daphne,
    That looks delicious but certainly is loaded with Cholesterol... That's the downside of it! Eggs can be easily replaced by using the Egg beaters which are cholesterol free and made from real egg. But for the cream we need to find something else.
    But all those that still are allowed to savor it; ENJOY!
    Hugs and happy summer to you and your loved ones.
    Mariette

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  7. Here I am drooling all over the keyboard ;) Have pinned this for another day,thanks for sharing!

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  8. hello , Daphené
    Miam , Miam
    je suis sur que c'est un vrai régal
    toute cette crème + les fraises ::::
    tendresse
    edith(iris) France

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  9. Hello Daphne, my mom how much
    There are good here in your own house, but I
    are always on a diet ....... sigh, sigh ........
    Now I'm going to snoop around and we shall see other recipes
    Susy Love x

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  10. Dear Daphne,your Semifreddo looks great!!
    It looks like an ice creame!
    A delicious recipe!!!
    Thank you for sharing!!
    Hope you have a lovely week!!
    Dimi..

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  11. This looks absolutely delicious! Thanks for this wonderful summer recipe.

    Jeanette @ Creating a Life

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  12. Daphne, just stopping by to see what you are up to. The semifreddo looks so delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe and pretty photos.

    Linda at The French Hens Nest

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  13. Hummm, me deu vontade ..copiei a receita e achei bem fácil!
    boa semana!
    bjssssssssssss

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  14. I have been wanting to make a semifreddo for ages, Daphne but haven't come across a recipe looking as nice as yours! :) Can't wait to try this while this glorious weather lasts!! Thank you so much for linking up with me this week at Tasty Tuesdays! I’ve pinned this & shared it with my followers! Please be sure to stop back by the party and check out some of the other links!

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  15. It looks like ice cream, sounds sooooo yummy! Thanks for sharing at Fluster's Creative Muster. Now that you found the party I hope that you'll be joining us again.

    Robin @ Fluster Buster

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It is so wonderful to know you enjoy reading Ivy, Phyllis and Me! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave me a comment. I really do appreciate it.

Best wishes to you.

Daphne

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