31 December 2018

Cassata semifreddo ( Casata de semifreddo)









These days before the New Year (and during) Christmas we still have some special recipes  (the Christmas season is too short) 
Here is the dessert I made for Christmas Eve.
A ricotta and mascarpone cheese semifreddo with dry fruits  with dark chocolate glaze.

We had  for Christmas  orange roasted turkey, salads, and  baked salmon in puff pastry (Esperanza eats fish) and this nice dessert.
Super delicious. We were just the four of us, and I missed my mom who was with us last year.
Anyway it was a nice Christmas ..




Source: Delicious.com






Cassata Semifreddo

Ingredients

400 grams ricotta 
400 grams mascarpone or cream cheese
finely grated zest of 2 oranges
finaley grated zest of 1 lemon
3 large eggs
250 caster sugar
250 mixed glace or candied fruits chopped plus extra to garnish
125 grams pistachios chopped


Glaze 
130 grams dark chocolate chopped
45 grams unsalted butter
2 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon honey

Method

Line  a 20 cm diameter pudding bowl with plastic wrap. Place the ricotta in a bowl and beat with electric beaters until smooth.Beat in the mascarpone or cream cheese and orange and lemon zest until combined.

Place the eggs and the sugar in a heatproof bowl and set over a saucepan of simmering water. Whisk for 8 minutes or until thick, shiny and glossy. Remove from heat and whisk until cooled.
 Fold into the ricotta mixture, then fold in the fruit and pistachios .Pour into the lined bowl and place in the freezer for at least 10 hours or until set.

For the glaze combined all ingredients in a saucepan over low heat stirring until melted, then set aside to cool.

Remove semifreddo from freeze 20 minutes before serving to soften slightly. Carefully invert onto a serving plate, gently pulling on plastic wrap to remove semifreddo from the bowl.

When the semifreddo is ready on plate, pour over the chocolate glaze (it should be runny but not warm, letting it drip nicely down the sides. Scatter plate with candied fruit, pistacchios or others   to serve.
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Tips:

You can divide this semifreddo in two little pudding bowl (I made it)
So we had one for Christmas's Eve and other for the following day.
I pour the chocolate and freeze again to serve later. Was fine.















Postre helado de Navidad (casatta)










78 comments:

  1. Very delicious. Happy New Year to you and yours. All the best. Kiss

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  2. What a beautiful holiday dessert! I'm sure it was as delicious as it looks. Happy New Year, my friend. I know your mom is with you in spirit throughout the holidays. xoxo

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    1. Thanks by yours words, this year really I miss my mom, Happy new Year dear Lizzy!

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  3. Gloria, Great looking dessert treat! It's like a modern version of a fruit cake...updated and upgraded so its really special! We don't bake very much so I bought a couple of apple fritters to satisfy my sweet tooth on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Have a Healthy, Happy New Year! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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  4. Delizioso questo dolce ! Auguri per un felice e sereno anno nuovo !

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    1. Grazie cara. Tanti auguri e sereno anno nuovo!

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  5. I've pinned your semifreddo and can't wait to make it. Have a very Happy New Year.

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  6. Sure looks good to go for any day. Good you had a good christmas too.

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  7. So pretty and delicious, Gloria! I love those little mushrooms on top :) Happy New Year to you and your family, Dear! ♥

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    1. Thanks Adam. Happy new year for you and your family!

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  9. What a beautiful and delicious treat! Happy New Year, Gloria.

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  10. Looks like stained glass!! Bonne Année!!

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  11. Yum Yum. Happy New Year. Diane

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  12. as eternally delicious. Happy New Year

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  13. Another lovely recipe suggestion, thank you.
    Your Christmas meal sounds very nice too:)

    I too find holiday times are when we most miss our loved ones, but they are forever in our hearts.

    My good wishes for the New Year ahead.

    All the best Jan

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  14. Un dolce delizioso! Tanti auguri di Buon Anno ^_^
    Un bacio

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  15. Oh wow...this looks absolutely amazing! Thank you so much for sharing, dearest Gloria!!
    Yes, I agree...this time of year does make us feel more keenly the loss of our absent loved ones, doesn't it?!

    Have a Magical New Year, dear Friend...and Much Love and Best Wishes to all in your family too!

    Lots of love and hugs xxx

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    1. Thanks Ygraine, a lot of love for you and blessings to this New Year !

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  16. I wish you an happy new year!
    Bonne année et bonne santé ; bises

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  17. The dessert looks great, but the orange roasted turkey sounds even better!

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    1. Yes the turkey was amazing with orange but I love salmon too ! xo

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  18. Gloria, you just made my stomach growl. That looks amazing!! Hope you and your family are doing well.

    Elsie

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    1. Thanks dear Elsie my friend, Happy New year to you and your family!

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  19. Ciao, ho scoperto il tuo blog oggi e mi sono iscritta come tua follower,
    se ti va di ricambiare questo è il mio blog
    https://amoriemeraviglie.blogspot.com/
    Grazie e tantissimi auguri di buon anno!

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  20. Un dolce bello e goloso, complimenti!

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  21. This is fabulous! I’ve only made one semifreddo recipe, and I used the same recipe three times, which is odd for me. But it was so good. And, it’s similar to this one, with the chopped dried fruits. Mine was served with a raspberrry sauce, but chocolate would be amazing! Happy new year!!!

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  22. Thanks Mimi raspberry sauce sounds delicious !! Happy new year !

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  23. Helllooo Gloria and Happy Christmas!!!!

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    1. Hello Ivy Happy Christmas and Happy New year Ivy!!

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    2. Thanks, Gloria! Can't believe it's 2019 already. Whoosh.

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    3. Yes Ivy I feel the same way, the times really goes fast!

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  24. Happy New Year Gloria! I love your semifreddo recipe, as I have never made one. This one sounds and looks delicious...thanks for the recipe.
    Have a wonderful rest of the week!

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    1. Thanks Juliana Happy New year dera Juliana, all the best!!

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  25. So wonferful this cassata! Happy New Year dear Gloria :*

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  26. Grazie cara Tanti auguri anche te. Happy new year!!
    xo

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  27. Buon Anno Gloria, questa cassata è deliziosa!Un abbraccio

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    1. Grazie Chiara buon anno anche te cara , un abbraccio!

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  28. It looks pretty and delicious!

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    1. aww thanks Pam, Im happy you comeback from your trip!

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  29. Che buon dolce Gloria, complimenti! Buon anno, un abbraccio

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  30. Can you believe I have never had a dessert like the one you made? It looks and sounds delicious. I love the pictures because it helps me figure out what the new to me dessert would be like.

    I can imagine the holidays were hard without your mom. It sounds like you had a delicious meal with your family.

    Happy New Year!
    ~Jess

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    1. Thanks Jess, yes was sad in some moments but the twins were ok and happy (although always remember her) Thanks hope you have a nice Christmas and Happy New year!

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  31. I love cassata. Anche this semifreddo version is really amazing

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    1. Grazie Elena, Love semifreddo too ! Un abbraccio !

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  32. This is so beautiful--I love your decorative mushrooms! I agree that the season is too short! I heard that some places they go to Epiphany on Jan 6. Love that idea :)

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    1. Hi Inger how are you doing ? es still I have the tree and others things, usually I let until Epiphany but I will let until the next week I think. I love see all the Christmas things !!
      Hugs!

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  33. Wow! Your semifreddo looks delicious, Gloria! It's a perfect dessert for the holidays. I've never made it and want to try it. I could definitely enjoy it 2 or more days in a row! Happy New Year!

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  34. Happy New Year Gloria! It is hard to be without family, especially for the first time. Looks like you sweetened it up. Bittersweet though, I'm sure. I've never tried one of these!

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    1. Thanks Abbe yes was hard my mom really loved Christmas time like all here, so was a little sad, but was the first Christmas without her and I knew this would be hard.
      Thanks by yours words and Happy New Year Abbe!

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  35. Happy new year Gloria! I have never made cassata and wow.. you have made it to perfection!

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    1. Happy New Year Alida, tantissimi auguri cara! You would love this was delicious!

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  36. A lovely and delicious dessert!
    Happy New Year Gloria!

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  37. I love dark chocolate..
    thank you for sharing your recipe.

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