White Chocolate Semifreddo
- 5 eggs, separated*
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 6 ounces white chocolate, melted
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 1 tablespoon minced candied ginger
- Fresh berries, as accompaniment
- Mint sprigs, for garnish
Place the egg yolks, sugar, and vanilla extract in the bowl of a mixer fitted with the whip attachment, and whip on high speed until very light and fluffy, 3 to 5 minutes. Gently fold in the melted white chocolate; set aside. Place the cream in a large bowl and whisk just until the cream starts to thicken, then gently fold in the egg yolk mixture and the candied ginger. Place the egg whites in the clean bowl of a mixer fitted with the whip attachment, and whip on high speed until they just hold soft peaks. Gently fold the whites into the egg yolk mixture. Transfer the mixture to a covered container and freeze for at least 2 hours. Scoop and serve with fresh berries and mint sprigs.
Contains Raw Eggs: The Food Network Kitchen suggest caution in consuming raw and lightly cooked eggs due to the slight risk of salmonella or other food-borne illness. To reduce this risk, we recommend you use only fresh, properly refrigerated, clean grade A or AA eggs with intact shells, and avoid contact between the yolks or whites and the shell. For recipes that call for eggs that are raw or undercooked when the dish is served, use shell eggs that have been treated to destroy salmonella, by pasteurization or another approved method.
Recipe courtesy of Caprial and John Pence, Caprial and John's Kitchen, Ten Speed Press, 2002