14 December 2018

Cherry and toasted almonds Semifreddo (Semifreddo de cerezas y almendras)








We keep moving towards Christmas. 
And time literally flies.
This Semifreddo dessert  I did many times  for these dates because you do  and can  eat  whenever you want.
(You really  can make some days before Christmas)

 This time I did with black cherries and almonds and I liked this version. I also want to say  I used frozen cherries or   canned dark sweet cherries  (for those who are not in summer) and only outside decorate with fresh cherries.

Those who are in summer (Australia, New Zeland, Chile) can use fresh or frozen cherries.
But it also has chocolate and almonds. A very Christmas dessert.



Source:The girl in the little red Kitchen








Ingredients
(8 servings)

3/4 cup granulated white sugar
4 large egg yolks
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 cup silvered almonds toasted
1 1/2 cups frozen dark sweet cherries 

or a jar of sour cherries

Garnish
bittersweet chocolate and some cherries


Method

Line a 9x5 inches loaf pan (23 x 14 cm aprox)
with plastic wrap, letting the excess hang over from the sides.

In a double boiler whisk together the sugar and egg yolks until the sugar dissolves and the egg yolks triple in size (about 6 minutes).

Using a stand mixer or by hand  whip the heavy cream until it forms medium peaks. 
Carefully fold in half the egg yolks, making sure not to deflate too much of the whipped cream and then the remaining yolks.

Scraping down the bottom and sides of the bowl. Gently stir in the almond extract. Scoop about 1/3 of the mix into your prepared pan and place 1/4 cup of almonds, about 1/2 cup of cherries .Add more whipped cream and build layers so that you end up with 3 total layers of filling and 1/4 cup almonds  and 1/2 cup of cherries. remaining to top.

Carefully fold over the excess plastic wrap and place in the freezer to firm up at least 4 to 6 hours.
To serve remove semifreddo from the freezer 5 minutes before turning out on to a platter. Using a sharp knife (dipped in hot water) cut into thick slices and spoon over cherries, almonds and chocolate pieces.


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Semifreddo de almendras tostadas  y cerezas 

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76 comments:

  1. Looks so tempting and yummy with fresh cherries :-)

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    1. Thanks Angie, (ha only at the top I used fresh cherries, inside used frozen cherries, were amazing!

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  2. Che delizia questo semifreddo cara Gloria...tanto goloso e bello da servire in tavola!
    Un abbraccio e buon fine settimana :)

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  3. it look so delicious. Wish I can have a bite

    Have a nice weeknd

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  4. So delicious this Semifreddo, perfect for Christmas ;) xo

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  5. Sure got the cherries a flowing. Almonds are always a win here.

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    1. Thanks Pat, yes here too, all love almonds here

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  6. Delicious but frozen cherries impossible to found here. Only cherries Fabbri too sweet.
    Have a nice weekend.

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    1. Grazie Edvige, sorry you dont have frozen cherries, but you can use others fruits, like raspeberries or blueberries!
      Have a nice weekend!

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  7. I've never ate something like that before but, I'll have to say, my mouth practically waters just by my looking at it, for it truly looks delicious!

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  8. look so delicious...
    thank you of your recipe.
    have a great day

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  9. Gloria, That is a very appealing dessert! It almost looks too pretty to eat... Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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  10. Can't wait to try this, Gloria! You know I love cherries! I'll use the canned ones and try again in cherry season next summer with fresh ones. Cherries go perfectly with chocolate and almonds. Great recipe, thanks! Take care

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    1. I know !!! I think in you with this one I used canned cherries or fresh cherries, and the last time we can find good frozen cherries, so good!

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  11. This looks delicious. Perfect after an important lunch such as Christmas

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  12. Che bontà questo dolce. Mi piace molto la presentazione. Ciao Gloria

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  13. I love every dessert you make! I wish you were my neighbor... That semifreddo is calling my name... yum!

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    1. Thanks Rafee I would be happy you were my neighbor Rafee!

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  14. Mmmm that looks good. As from tomorrow we will be away for at least 6 weeks caring for my FIL who has Alzheimer’s. Not sure if I will have time to blog but I should be back in February. Have a good Christmas and all the best for 2019. Diane

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    1. Thanks Diane I whish you a really Merry Christmas with all yours!

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  15. Che golosissimo mix di sapori!! Gnammy!

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  16. Christmas is getting so near!
    This recipe looks very nice and very yummy!

    All the best Jan

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  17. wow questo semifreddo è meraviglioso! Molto bello e adatto alla tavola di Natale ^_^
    Bravissima.
    Un bacio

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  18. bellissimo questo semifreddo Gloria, tanti auguri di Buone Feste ! Un abbraccio

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  19. Christmas is coming fast. This semifreddo would be a beautiful dessert for the holiday. Looks delicious.

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  20. Che sp!endida visione, deve essere buonissimo!!!
    Baci

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  21. Che buono Gloria, me ne mandi una fetta?

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  22. It looks and sounds wonderful!!!

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  23. How beautiful with those cherries and chocolate shavings! Perfect for Christmas or New Year's dinner. I like that it can be made ahead of time too :) Merry Christmas to you and your family, Dear Gloria!

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    1. Thanks Susan , Merry Christmas to you Susan ! xo

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  24. This looks beautiful. It sounds so delicious. I love that you used frozen cherries inside and fresh cherries outside. Thanks for sharing. :) Wishing you a Merry Christmas!
    ~Jess

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  25. Che bontà questo semifreddo, ottimo per le feste!

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  26. Oh my goodness.....you make the most delicious things!
    How are you dear?
    Wishing you and your family the Merriest Sweetest Christmas❤️

    Linda🎄

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    1. ThanksLinda ! how are you doing ! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  27. So yummy!! I hope and the family are doing well.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

    Elsie

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  28. Dear Gloria, A beautiful Christmas dessert! Wishing you a very Blessed and Merry Christmas. xo Catherine

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    1. Thanks Catherine, Merry Christmas for you and your family!! xoxox

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  29. This looks very delish and doable. Thanks for sharing another tempting recipe. I love my visits to your blog.

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