Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Chef Chuck's Strawberry Semifreddo with Lady Fingers
Semifreddo alle Fragole
A frozen dessert, Strawberry Semifreddo, is so creamy and sweet. This classic Italian treat is perfect for the summertime, when the strawberries are peaking. Semifreddo, is between an ice cream and a mousse. I used my homemade ladyfingers to layer in my semifreddo, and sliced strawberries too for an added texture.
Strawberry Semifreddo with Lady Fingers
2 cups fresh organic strawberries
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla
pinch of salt
3 eggs whites
1 cup heavy cream
Line a loaf pan or small ramekins with plastic wrap. Wash and remove stems from strawberries, cut in half, puree in a food processor or a blender, strain, set aside. In a small pot boil sugar, water, vanilla and salt for 2 minutes, stirring. In a mixer beat egg whites till foamy, carefully stream in hot sugar water. Beat on high for about 8 minutes, till mixture is cool and thick. Beat heavy cream till stiff peaks form. Fold strawberries and egg mixture together then fold in heavy cream. Pour into loaf pan or molds, if using the ladyfinger cookies place a layer in between the strawberries. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze for at least 4 hours. Remove from freezer and let sit for 10 minutes then place on serving plate. Garnish with fresh strawberries and whip cream. The recipe for ladyfingers can be found by entering Tiramisu in the search box.
Ricette by Chef Chuck's Cucina