A fresh orange semifreddo with licor 43. What can you not like about that? I could eat this dessert every day.
Semifreddo, that sounds really difficult. But the recipe is quite easy. The dessert will be in the freezer within 10 minutes and two hours later you can eat it. I made this semifreddo from oranges. When I was young we went to vacation in Italy and Austria and there my ice cream was served in half an orange and lemon. I found that super exciting then and it seems just as if it has much more taste.
For this month's food blog swap I was assigned to browse the blog of Anne-Marie called myhappykitchen (Dutch blog) and I saw this recipe on her Instagram around the holidays and I immediately noticed that. Of course super fun to do something with it. Because we always adapt a recipe to our own style, I have thought about it. Because I certainly did not want to miss the oranges and Licor43 ;-).
What I personally prefer not to use in recipes are raw eggs. I would find it very annoying if someone got sick because of it. So my adaptation was to take it out of the original semifreddo recipe. To bring back that creaminess I added extra mascarpone. And, since chocolate and orange are a golden combination (and Licor43 and chocolate too), I have lavishly sprinkled the semifreddo with it. I can tell you it was a great call.
- you can't use Licor 43 when children are also eaten this dessert. The caramel or vanilla syrup that you put in the coffee and that you can buy at the supermarket is then a wonderful replacement.
- Take the mascarpone at least 15 minutes before you start making the semifreddo from the fridge and allow it to heat up to room temperature. Then it is much easier to whisk.
- Because you also use orange peel, you go for oranges that are grown organically.
- Clean the outside of the orange with white vinegar and then rinse well with plenty of water. This way you dissolve the wax layer that is often used with oranges.
- Eat the semifreddo within a day, otherwise the top of the ice will dry out and that is much less tasty.
If you like this recipe, you probably also like these quick tiramisu with licor 43. You can find that recipe here.
It's a good taste!
Recipe Orange semifreddo with licor
- 3 oranges organic
- 2 tablespoons licor 43
- 180 grams mascarpone
- 80 grams powdered sugar
- 100 ml cream
- 4 tablespoons dark chocolate pieces, grater, shavings or ...
Ingredients you need per step are listed below the step in Italic
- Halve the first two oranges. Juice them and remove the inside skin with a sharp knife.
- Grate the zest of the third orange and put it in a bowl.
- Add the rest of the ingredients and mix everything until it has the thickness of whole yogurt. That takes about 3 minutes.
- Spoon the filling into the orange halves and put it in the freezer.
- Allow to freeze for at least 2 hours.
- Decorate with dark chocolate.
- You do not use the orange juice in this recipe, so enjoy it at a different time!
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- a good pair of knives
- cutting board
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