Semi-freddo or semi frozen dessert is the next best thing to ice-cream. Its creamy, rich and easy to make... plus always get a thumbs up from everyone.
Anyway... I wouldn't just go out and buy an ice-cream maker just to make ice-cream... its much easier to buy a tub of ice-cream and there are varieties of flavours, full cream. less fat.. etc to choose from. So far I have not seen semi-freddo tubs sold in supermarket yet...
My first attempt ... was a total disaster. and there I was 'blaming' Nigella for not giving out the correct recipe ... as it turn out ... I was the culprit...being impatient and mix everything while honey mixture was still warm... so.. duh!!
This is my second attempt in making semi-freddo... it tasted so good ... that you'll want second helping... but I have to be a 'party pooper' and stop everyone after 1st serving as it is so rich and sweet (not yucky sweet...)... don't want that extra baggage around the waistline... ;)
my apologies to Nigella... hehehe..[chances are slim ~ that she reads my piece...:)]
- 600ml double cream
- 180-200ml honey
- 8 egg yolks plus 1 egg
- roughly crushed pistachios
- extra honey
Whisk double cream until peak and stiff.
Fold in the honey custard gently and freeze for at least 1 day before serving. Sprinkle pistachio and drizzle some honey...