Coffee semifreddo

Coffee semifreddo

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Cooking time

Prep: 20 mins Plus freezing

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 8

This elegant dessert is easy to slice straight from the freezer

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
Nutrition info

Nutrition

kcalories
365
protein
5g
carbs
24g
fat
28g
saturates
15g
fibre
0g
sugar
23g
salt
0.16g
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp instant coffee
  • 1 tbsp Tia Maria or brandy
  • 4 large eggs, separated
  • 100g golden caster sugar
  • 300ml pot double cream
  • 100g/4oz pack honeycomb Toblerone, finely chopped
  • dark chocolate curls, to decorate

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Method

  1. Oil and line a 1-litre loaf tin with cling film. Put the coffee, Tia Maria or brandy, egg yolks and sugar in a bowl and stir to dissolve the coffee. Put the egg whites in a large bowl and pour the cream in another.
  2. Beat the egg whites until stiff with an electric whisk, then quickly beat the egg yolk mixture until thick and leaving a trail. Now beat the cream until it holds its shape. If you beat everything in this order, you don’t need to wash the whisks in between.
  3. Fold the cream into the coffee mixture, then carefully fold in the whites. Fold through the Toblerone and tip into the loaf tin. Lightly cover the surface with cling film. When frozen, overwrap in foil and freeze. Will keep for up to 6 weeks. You can make the chocolate curls (see video link, above, for instructions) and keep them in a airtight container or freeze.
  4. To serve, unwrap and turn onto a platter. Strip off the cling film and serve topped with the chocolate curls.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, November 2009

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Rosetta Herr's picture
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Tried this last Saturday for Sunday lunch dessert. Really easy to make and tasted fantastic! All my guests were super impressed( as was I)!!! I exchanged the brandy with Ammereto which I prefer and it was delish. Highly recommended

pamvee's picture
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This is a 'go-to' recipe if you want something simple, quick, make-ahead and delicious. Always goes down well with guests.

lindapalmer1's picture
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Very simple and easy recipe which I am sure could easily be adapted to any flavour. I made this for a dinner party & everyone loved it.

prenzie's picture
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This recipe wins at every level. It is absolutely mouth-wateringly delicious, it can be made in advance, it looks fabulous with the chocolate curls which I made myself, and it is easy to make, even in the hands of a poor cook like myself. I used Armagnac because I had some in the cupboard, but otherwise stuck rigidly to the recipe. This goes to the top of my favourite list for entertaining.

poletta's picture
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Delicious!

Crouton11's picture
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Really easy to make, and tastes delicious. And obviously has the added advantage that you can make it well in advance. I'm sure this will become a family favourite.

lizleicester's picture
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Only rating this a 4-star coz it's in the freezer waiting for Christmas and not been tasted yet, but it looks lovely and the ingredients (I used Tia Maria and ordinary chocolate), should make it delicious.

aboogie's picture

Yeah- this really is gorgeous. I used the dogs dinner instead of toblerone- don't tell the guests!!! and they RAVED over it.......

sylvia42's picture

I made this for the first time a few days ago. My guests raved about it and I will definitely make it again. I used Kahlua instead of Tia Maria and used normal Toblerone. It was easy to make and tasted delicious. It is a great recipe for when you have guests because you can make it several days in advance. I suspect that this will become a firm favourite.

Queen of Cakes's picture
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Amazing! It's really lovely - I used Baileys instead of Tia Maria or brandy. Would definitely recommend!

missyf's picture
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Made this for a dinner party. Went down a treat, easy to make and looked fab on the table - didn't last long though!!!

dorothyd's picture
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Instant hit with dinner guests. Will try the orange version soon. Absolutely gorgeous with little effort. Great

ingevdh's picture

Does anybody know where Honeycomb Toblerone is sold? None of the supermarkets I've checked (Tesco, Co-op, Asda, Sainsbury, Waitrose) stock it. Will probably replace by ordinary Toblerone, as suggested by others here.

laonie's picture
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I should have added I used very finely chopped ordinary Toblerone (I've never seen a honeycomb one in Australia) and instead of faffing about making chocolate curls I just crumbled a Flake bar on top which looked fine.

To Jenny who asked about the egg yolks - I had to read the recipe twice because it felt like they'd missed something to me, too. In fact. tt's just sloppy writing on behalf of the author. The recipes refers to the yolk, coffee & sugar mix as the 'egg yolk mixture' in step 2 and then calls it the 'coffee mixture' in step 3. They're one and the same thing.

laonie's picture
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I should have added I used very finely chopped ordinary Toblerone (I've never seen a honeycomb one in Australia) and instead of faffing about making chocolate curls I just crumbled a Flake bar on top which looked fine.

To Jenny who asked about the egg yolks - I had to read the recipe twice because it felt like they'd missed something to me, too. In fact. tt's just sloppy writing on behalf of the author. The recipes refers to the yolk, coffee & sugar mix as the 'egg yolk mixture' in step 2 and then calls it the 'coffee mixture' in step 3. They're one and the same thing.

laonie's picture
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Fantastic & super-easy. I often make sorbets and gelato but this recipe really appealed to me so I made it to take to a family lunch for my dads birthday. Amongst us we have a coffee-flavour-hater, a non-dessert eater, a mildly lactose intolerant and one of those people who always say 'I'll just have a tiny taste'. Every one of them took a full serve and practically licked the plate afterwards. It was delicious! I sometimes cater events for friends and colleagues and this is going to prove invaluable as a make-ahead party-pleaser.

clairefood1's picture
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Absolutely lovely but really simple to make, used half normal Toblerone and half Crunchie, and Kaluha since I had no Tia Maria. Went down very well as boxing day pud, great 'cos could make a few days in advance and concentrate on the main meal :-) Have had requests to make it again - winner!

yhnnvq's picture

I've made this twice now and it has turned out great on both occasions. Can't beat the coffee/chocolate combination.

cunnitra's picture
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I made the orange and grand marnier variant for Christmas day. With hot chocolate sauce. It was delicious! Made it again for new year eve party tonight

strawberrywhip's picture
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Gorgeous..made it for boxing day pud..

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