Honey Semifreddo

When Meeta of What’s for lunch honey announced this month’s Monthly Mingle theme, I had already decided the entry. I was waiting for an occasion to make this special treat. And I did, for my Birthday!

Honey Semifreddo

The moment I laid my eyes on this recipe in Foodbeam by Fanny, I wanted to try it. It was sinfully delicious and its hard to believe that an easy recipe like this would yield something that is beyond words. You have to try this yourself to know how it tastes like. But be warned, this dish is beyond rich and creamy. So this is for those mighty hearts that braves calories. Hey, we live only once, so go ahead and indulge.

As Fanny describes, I only had a minute to take the pictures. It melts fast and then its Gooey Kablooie. Also, use the best quality honey that you can find. It makes a lot of difference here.

Ingredients

Heavy cream - 1¼ cups
Honey – scant ½ cup
Egg – 1
Egg yolks – 4
Hazelnuts – 2 tbsp

Method

Spray/coat a loaf pan with oil or butter, cover it with plastic wrap, set aside. Take a medium sized glass bowl and keep it in the freezer for 10 mins.

Boil a cup of water in a sauce pan and turn it into a simmer. Choose a bowl that partially immerses into the pan. The bottom of the bowl should not touch the simmering water. This is called a double boiler. Take egg, egg yolks and honey in the bowl and beat it with an electric beater over the double-boiler. The mixture will turn pale and creamy as the eggs get cooked indirectly.

Take the chilled bowl from the freezer and beat heavy cream till it forms soft peaks. Chilling the bowl contributes to stable peaks.

Gently fold the egg mixture into the whipped cream and pour into the prepared loaf pan. Cover the pan with plastic wrap and freeze for at least 3 hours.

Honey Semifreddo

To serve, transfer the pan from freezer to fridge for 5 minutes and invert onto a serving platter.

Slice and serve with hazelnuts and a drizzle of honey.

Honey Semifreddo

Thanks Fanny for this wonderful recipe which is now my all-time favourite!

47 comments:

sra said...

You managed to record those gorgeous pix for posterity in just a minute? Incredible! Happy belated birthday!

Nirmala said...

Wonderful pics! and it looks so easy too...Belated b'day wishes to you!

Vcuisine said...

Happy birthday Suganya. Beautiful pictures. Viji

indosungod said...

Birthday wishes to you. Just lovely. I can almost taste from the wonderful photographs you have.

Kajal said...

Hi Suganya,

This is really very nice entry with absolutely perfect photo. My mouth is watering and eyes is not blinking to see your perfect pictures.:)

Great work....:)
Cheers!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mallugirl said...

u managed to do a wonderful job in the one minute.. lovely photos.

Coffee said...

Belated Happy birthday Suganya!!! :)
That looks like one awesome icecream and the pic are wonderful! :)

Bharathy said...

I bet thatz with a heavenly taste...!!!Pics....needless to say...CLASSIC RECIPE..:)

Laavanya said...

Happy Birthday!
What a wonderful treat and great pictures.

priar's, said...

wow......mouth watering great photo dear...

Richa said...

that looks mouthwatering, sinful, yes :) belated b'day wishes to you.

Bharathy said...

...Did I wish you,a B.E.L.A.T.E.D B'day...dear?!!..:)

DEEPA said...

Excellent Dessert ..Belated birthday dishes .....Pics are great

Asha said...

I feel like I am ready to jump in on the slab of Ice Cream and sleep there.It's really delicious.

Asha said...

Happy Birthday,hope you had a great one!:))

bee said...

just spectacular. belated birthday wishes. have a great year ahead, suganya.

Cynthia said...

Happy Belated birthday!

Decadent, rich, creamy, sinful and those food-porn pics that you took - to die for (lol)

I may have mentioned this before... I love coming here.

Laavanya said...

Happy Birthday!
That sure looks like a wonderful, yummy treat and the pictures are mouth-watering

Mishmash ! said...

The one in the first pic pops out of the frame beautifully. Very elegant presentation too..Belated wishes :)

Shn

Priya said...

A very Happy Birthday to you Suganya (belated though :)) And the semifreddo looks really rich and creamy, even if it were not for the 1 min melting deadline I think your heart would melt if you dint get a mouthful in immediately :))

The Cooking Ninja said...

oh la ... that is one gorgeous dessert and so yummy looking. I'm sure it is yum yum.

Manasi said...

Delightful!!!!!
Belated Birthday wishes!!!!!

evolvingtastes said...

Suganya, you make it look really beautiful. Will try it when I get a chance, hopefully before this summer ends.

Gini said...

Gorgeous. I don't need any convincing to make them. Looks so good.
Birthday greetings- any food gifts?

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

OMG!!!!!!! this looks so very tempting.... Lovely pics and im sure it tasted heavenly. and belated birthday wishes to you, btw... :)

Suganya said...

Thank you to each one of you for yr birthday wishes. With a treat like this, I had a gr8 b'day this year :)

Komal said...

Happy birthdayyyyyy :o)

looks yummy..its hard to believe you actually took these pics under time constraint...good job :)

shammi said...

ohhh... WOW!

Mythili said...

Happy Birthday !!!!!!!!!!!

Great recipe and great photos ....
It melts that fast, eh ? You must be on a rapid-fire round.

:)

Cheers,
Mythili

bhags said...

Many Happy returns of the day Suganya...a perfect way to celebrate one's bday, isnt it...hope u had fun...great pics and must have tasted heavenly...

Sig said...

Belated Birthday Wishes Suganya...
wow, just one minute to take those pictures... I wouldn't even attempt to take a pic with those kind of constraints, since it normally takes me at least 15 minutes before I can get a good one :D

Roopa said...

wow lovely photos and looks excellent. Happy belated B'day Suganya hope you had a great day.

archana said...

Happy Belated Birthday to You:)The ice cream is too creamy and delicious. Good pictures :)

ushaprashanth said...

Hi suganya!
That's a great job you have done with photos!!!! Again B'day wishes!!

Sia said...

b'day wishes to u suganya and i am lost for words:) gorgeous pic:)

shilpa(aayisrecipes) said...

Wish you a belated happy birthday dear. Looks like you enjoyed a lot. As usual, amazing picture. I haven't tasted or heard about this dish before, will give it a try sometime. Thanks.

Prema Sundar said...

Happy belated birthday Suganya..

WOW... lovely pictures and U wont beleive me I just had my lunch and wanted to have something sweet and my mouth started to water when I saw the pictures of honey semifreddo. Iam going in to get a cup of icecream ....

Suma Gandlur said...

Wow!! I want a bite, Please....

Rasa Malaysia said...

Your pictures are soooo gorgeous...totally mouthwatering. :)

Margaret said...

Wonderful photographs - I'm definitely going to try this.

Brilynn said...

That definitely looks sinfully delicious! I wonder how it would be with some homemade lavender honey...

Sharmi said...

waw you pics make me mad!! this one is a real master piece. the pics tempt me like hell. beautiful recipe.

Archana, mama of twins said...

this is gorgeous too! Happy Belated Birthday!

Latha Narasimhan said...

Yum Yum... Mouthis literally watering after seeing those pictures! Send me some of those ice creams!

Hannah said...

Wow, that sure does look lovely! Too bad there's only one ingredient in the whole recipe that's vegan.

Sunshinemom said...

Sinfully delish! I made a vegetarian version of this with red grapes - the kids loved it so much that my son is asking me to repeat it for his birthday! This time I am planning to try it vegan!

Shabs.. said...

Hi,
I was just going thru each and evry entry of urs and I shud say the pics are absolutely amazing....How do u make the pic so big without losing the clarity??Have been trying on mine and I dono,the pic is too small..ur recipes are great too...have bookmarked u.You are doing an excellent job here...
Take care.
shabs

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